In 1842, Mirza Ghalib arrived at the gate of the campus of what is now Ambedkar University Delhi as a candidate for the post of the Persian professor at the Delhi College. Feeling slighted because the principal did not come out to greet him, the poet turned his palanquin away, and Delhi College missed an opportunity to have Ghalib as its faculty. Anecdotes like this are interspersed throughout this catalogue, allowing for a perspective on Delhi’s history that is often absent. Centred around the Dara Shukoh Library building, this part of the city of Delhi has witnessed many changes. It has seen patronage by the who’s who of Shahjahanabad. It was witness, also, to the fall of empires. It has known murders, intrigues, battles and transitions both drastic and inane. Kashmere Gate has known both triumph and gloom. Memories of the residents, and little known historical narratives, come together to give an insight into this corner of Shahjahanabad in Fasaane.