What is A City?

by Sohail Hashmi

Hashmi’s paper identifies the elements that turn a village into a city and underscores the essence of a city, not merely the size of the population, but its character, the essential features that distinguish the city from other human settlements, from the village, the mufassil town and the suburb.


Social activist, heritage conservationist, historian, founder of the ‘Delhi Heritage Walks’ and author of the book ‘Sanchi: Where Tigers Fly and Lions Have Horns’ which forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India Series.