University of Delhi

Central university located in New Delhi

The University of Delhi, informally known as Delhi University (DU), is a collegiate public central university, located in New Delhi, India. It was founded in 1922 by an Act of the Central Legislative Assembly. As a collegiate university, its main functions are divided between the academic departments of the university and affiliated colleges. Consisting of three colleges, two faculties, and 750 students at its founding, the University of Delhi has since become India's largest institution of higher learning and among the largest in the world. The university currently consists of 16 faculties and 86 departments distributed across its North and South campuses. It has 77 affiliated colleges and 5 other institutes with an enrollment of over 132,000 regular students and 261,000 non-formal students. The Vice-President of India serves as the University's chancellor. DU is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of Indian Universities, and Universitas 21, a global network of research-intensive universities. DU has graduated many notable alumni, including seven heads of state or government and two Nobel laureates.
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Khushwant Singh

Indian novelist and journalist

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15

Train to Pakistan

historical novel

author: Khushwant Singh

Sahibs Who Loved India

English essay book

author: Khushwant Singh

2008

Karma

short story by Khushwant Singh

author: Khushwant Singh

The Company of Women

book by Khushwant Singh

author: Khushwant Singh

1999

The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories

book by Khushwant Singh

author: Khushwant Singh

1950

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Ramachandra Guha

historian and writer from India

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7

Gandhi Before India

book by Ramachandra Guha

author: Ramachandra Guha

2013

India after Gandhi

book by Ramachandra Guha

author: Ramachandra Guha

2007

This Fissured Land

book by Ramachandra Guha

author: Ramachandra Guha

1992

Corner of a Foreign Field

author: Ramachandra Guha

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Aung San Suu Kyi

State Counsellor of Myanmar and Leader of the National League for Democracy

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Nirmal Verma

Indian writer

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Neeraj Pandey

Indian film director

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