Rana Safvi

Rana Safvi is the author of Where Stones Speak: Historical Trails in Mehrauli, the First City of Delhi, The Forgotten Cities of Delhi, and Tales from the Quran and Hadith and translator of Syed Ahmad Khan's Asar us Sanadid and Zahir Dehlvi s Dastan-e-Ghadar. Her blog is a repository of her writings on Indian culture, food, heritage and age-old traditions. She is the founder and moderator of the hashtag #Shair on Twitter, a forum that has revived popular interest in Urdu poetry in a major way. She is a columnist with The Hindu, Daily O and also writes for various newspapers and magazines.