"'The Old Fort, that blackened ruin’"

Purana Qila (The Old Fort) is the ancient fortress founded by the second Mughal Emperor Humayun in 1533. Purana Qila and its environs flourished as the city of Delhi

Ringed by walls of up to 65 feet high and three arched gateways, the Old Fort was central to the city of New Delhi when Edwin Lutyens designed the new capital of British India in 1920s. During the Partition of India, in August 1947 the Purana Qila became a refugee camp for Muslims migrating to newly founded Pakistan and remained functional until 1948.

Video documentary and history of the Old Fort