Curious to know more about your city? Dive into these books exploring Ahmedabad's history!
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Curious to know more about your city? Dive into these books exploring Ahmedabad's history!

Discover captivating tales revealing the origins and evolution of "Apnu Amdavad"!

Ahmedabad boasts a rich history that unfolds across centuries, tracing its origins from the ancient settlement of Ashaval to its current stature as a dynamic metropolis. Whether you're a proud local or an intrigued outsider eager to delve into the story of India's first World Heritage City, Ahmedabad beckons with a wealth of captivating stories waiting to be unearthed.

Embarking on a literary voyage through the annals of Ahmedabad's past promises a journey of profound discovery and enrichment. To ignite your exploration, here are five acclaimed books exploring Ahmedabad's history, each offering enthralling insights into the city's vibrant tapestry.

"Ahmedabad: A City in the World" by Amrita Shah

This comprehensive book provides a nuanced understanding of Ahmedabad's journey from its founding to its present-day status. Amrita Shah delves into the city's social, political, and cultural landscape, offering a vivid portrayal of its evolution over the centuries.

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"Ahmedabad: From Royal city to Megacity" by Achyut Yagnik and Suchitra Sheth

In this biography of Ahmedabad, the authors emphasize socio-economic trends that illuminate the synthesis and continuity between Indo-Islamic and Indo-European cultures, thus redirecting attention to the pluralistic heritage of this medieval city.

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"Ahmedabad: Shock City of Twentieth-Century India" by Howard Spodek

A masterpiece by Howard Spodek, this book focuses on Ahmedabad's tumultuous journey through the 20th century. From the impact of colonialism to the challenges of urbanization, Spodek offers valuable insights into the forces that have shaped the city's identity.

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"Ahmedabad– city with a Past" by Esther David

Esther David, a revered figure within Ahmedabad's modest Bene Israel Jewish enclave, serves as a repository of the city's rich narrative tapestry. Through her work, "Ahmedabad: City with a Past," she invites readers on an immersive rickshaw journey through a city teeming with vitality and captivating contradictions.

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"Ahmedabad 600 Portraits Of A City" edited by Sharmila Sagara and Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan 

Celebrating six centuries since the inception of Ahmedabad, this collection pays homage through essays exploring modernism, art, crafts, cuisine, and heritage. Authored by individuals deeply rooted in the city, these writings offer diverse perspectives, acknowledging that no single viewpoint can fully encapsulate Ahmedabad's multifaceted essence.

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