Intizar Hussain is recognized as the greatest contemporary Pakistani Urdu fiction writer. Among his numerous awards is a nomination for the Man Booker International Prize in 2013. The Seventh Door and Leaves are among his books translated into English. His writings include "Basti", "Hindustan Se Aakhri Khat", "Agay Samander hai", "Shehr-e-Afsos", "Jataka Tales", "Janam Kahanian", and "Wo Jo Kho Gaye".
"This book Dilli Tha Jis Kaa Naam is the history of the vicissitudes that all old cities have to go through. Medieval anecdote, legends, tales, miraculous coincidences and chance happening are presented in the book in a contemporary environment which makes a fascinating reading and brings the past to the threshold of the present." (Sarwat Ali)