13 Dec 2011

Delhi marks 100 years as capital

5:51 am on 13 December 2011

The city of Delhi is holding low-key celebrations to mark 100 years as the capital of India.

On 12 December, 1911, George V, then Emperor of India, announced the capital would be moved from Calcutta to Delhi.

No official ceremonies are planned as there is debate over the legitimacy of commemorating a colonial landmark.

However, a year-long series of events, including festivals and exhibitions, is expected to begin next month.