ancient city in India, now part of New Delhi, the capital
Fishburn and Hughes: "The capital of the state of Delhi, which borders on the Punjab. The old town is enclosed by stone walls, built in the seventeenth century, whose towers were made into bastions by the British in 1810.
In 1857 Delhi was besieged by rebels for five months during the Indian Mutiny. John Nicholson (1821-1857), an Irish soldier who had served in the Bengal Army and fought in Kashmir and the Punjab during the second Anglo-Sikh war, raised the siege; he died of wounds soon after." (59)