Lucknow, the historic city
Mythology Dates Lucknow Back To The Satyug Period Of Ramayana When Laxman The Younger Brother Of Ram Formed A Settlemet Of Lakshamanavati Of Laxshmanpur. Archaeological Excavations Indicate Presence Of Prehistoric And Historic (Ad 40-900) Settlements. The Historic City Of Lucknow Was Once The Set Of Indo-Muslim Civilisation-The Legacy Of The Nawabs Of Awadh Lucknow Is Also Important For Its Role In The 1857 War Of Independence, An Event That Largely Transformed The Morphology Of The City And Was The Cause Of Destruction Of Much Of Its Historic Fabric. This Book Traces The Urban History Of City With Reference To Its Art, Architecture And Sophisticated Composite Culture, Which Is Unique And Is Remembered With Nostalgia.
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Series Editors Preface
Nawabs of Avadh
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Akbar Archaeological Survey arched openings architecture arcuate Asafi Imambara Avadh Bagh Baksh Baradari Begam bricks and lime British building central centre chamber Chhatar Manzil chhatris Chowk Claude Martin complex constructed crowned Dargah decorated Delhi dome double-storeyed emperor entrance European facade Faizabad Fatehpur Sikri finial flanked floor floral garden gateway Ghaziud-Din Haidar Gomti hall Hazrat Imam Husain historic Husainabad Ialace Imam Husain India Kaisar Kaiserbagh Karbala Khana king Kothi lakhauri bricks lakhs later Mughal lime mortar lime plaster Living Living Living Lucknow marble Marg Masjid mausoleum minarets Mohalla monuments mosque Moti Mahal motifs Mughal architecture Muhammad Muharram Nagar Najaf Nastaliq script Nawab Asafud-Daula Nawab Saadat notable octagonal ornamental palace parapets pavilion rectangular reign religious Residency Residential Past Residential Present Road Rumi Darwaza Saadat Ali Khan Saadat Khan Shia Shish Mahal signs of deterioration spacious structure style Survey of India tank tazias Temple tomb tower tri-arched Wajid Ali Shah walls Waqf Wazir