In this book, the author seeks to capture the essence of the city, which makes it what it is. The book is divided into sections, which brings alive the magic of the old Baroda, a magic that still exists despite industrialization, giving it its unique character. The Book of Baroda reproduces the photographs taken by an Englishman a Hundred and fifty years back, which were discovered at India Office Library in London. These are juxtaposed with photographs taken in 2010 of the same venues so that one can see the changes that have taken place. Dr. Rani Dharker has also painted water-colors’ of the details of the monuments.