ABOUT THE AUTHOR Raaja Bhasin
Shimla is home to Raaja Bhasin who has authored the critically acclaimed and standard history of town, Simla—The Summer Capital of British India. His town walks are famous and are described by Frommer’s India as, ‘intelligent, entertaining, and exclusive’. A noted writer, he has published over a thousand articles, reviews and stories in various leading publications in India and abroad. He has handled assignments for the Government of India’s Department of Culture, the UNDP, the BBC and the Oberoi Group of Hotels. He is on the Heritage Advisory Committee and the Tourism Development Board of Himachal Pradesh and is the Managing Editor of Himachal Tourism’s magazine, Monal.