FROM THE RAJ TO KARACHI…
THE CITY WE LIVE IN TODAY…
The Raj Library
In September 2004, Karachi saw the opening of what has now been acclaimed as one of the most spectacular
exhibitions on the city. Titled, Jewel in the Crown – Karachi Under the Raj (1843-1947), this
exhibition was organized by the DAWN Group of Newspapers in collaboration with the Trustees of the Mohatta
Although still running, the exhibition has succeeded in transforming the perceptions of the citizens of
the city by taking them back to a time when Karachi was not only the premier port of the East, but also
one of the most well-administered cities of the Raj.
To accompany this exhibition, the DAWN Group of Newspapers in collaboration with the Trustees of the
Mohatta Palace Museum have launched The Raj Library, a compelling and comprehensive homage to
Karachi – as it was yesterday, as it is today, and as it will be tomorrow.
To date The Raj Library comprises ten books and six CDs, constituting a priceless compendium of
information about Karachi, its growth and development over the years. Within this collection, you can
trace the remarkable transformation Karachi has undergone from a small fishing village to a thriving,
sprawling urban metropolis and financial capital.
The publication list for The Raj Library is growing. Further books will be made available as and when they
are published. The following titles are currently available.