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Shahjahanabad, or Old Delhi, is an ancient walled city located within the boundaries of the greater Indian capital of New Delhi. Built in 1639 by Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Jahan also constructed the Taj Mahal in Agra. At the peak of Jahan’s reign, Shahjahanabad was filled with nobles and members of the ruling class; presently, Old Delhi is home to mostly low-income workers and laborers surviving amidst ever-deteriorating infrastructure and buildings. While much of capital state’s economy now revolves around Lutyens’ built British New Delhi and purpose-built financial satellite cities such as Gurgaon, Old Delhi still remains a vital economic engine, especially in the realm of wholesale trade.