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Historic Lucknow
Historic Lucknow
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Foreword

I at one time thought that I should like to write a book about Lucknow. It has a personality of its own. It has not, like some of our great cities, a past which runs through the tangled histories of Hindu princedoms and Muslim invasions; it has seen little even of the Great Moguls; but it has in itself all the attractions are a period picture. Its buildings, its records and its traditions are all of the period; its character, as every resident of Oudh knows, was always "Nawabi" and remains "Nawabi". The historian, portraying a dynasty, which began with the first great Nawab Wazir and ended with the unhappy Wajid Ali Shah, may find in its buildings much that is artificial and even extravagant. But it is all in character; and its history is so near our own times, and is indeed linked so closely with part of our own record, that it never loses a strong human interest. It is no picture of far-off and half-understood things; we are looking all the time on the Lucknow of the Nawabs with their mixture of Oriental and Western extravagances; the Lucknow of Claud Martin, and above all of Henry Lawrence and the Residency.

When I first read Miss Hay's articles in The Pioneer I was glad to find that she was doing something of what I had once hoped to do; and I am delighted to know that we are now to have her article sin book form. It will appeal to all who have known Lucknow and have felt its peculiar charm.

Back of the Book

Lucknow has a remarkably fascinating history-fro the days of Nawabi splendour and ostentation to the struggle against the British-and was one of the main centers of the 1857 revolt. Each of the numerous architectural remains in the city bears testimony to some historical event or the other.

This book attempts to tell the history of the city through these monuments-be it the inimitable Imambara, the Residency, the Moti Mahal, the Walaiti Bagh or Begum Kothi The lucid writing style of the author enables the readers to experience Lucknow's fall from the days of opulence and splendour to those of the British domination brought about by the Nawab's lack of foresight and inefficiency.

Contents
Foreword
Sa'adat Khan1
Safdar Jang5
Shuja-ud-Doulah9
Asaf-ud-Doulah13
Wazir Ali-Interloper19
Sa'adat Ali Khan23
Ghazi-ud-Din Haider29
Nasir-ud-Din Haider35
Muhammad Ali Shah41
Amajad Ali Shah49
Wajid Ali Shah53
The Residency59
The Alam Bagh75
The Badshah Bagh81
The Begum Kothi85
The Bibiapur Kothi89
The Bridges of Lucknow93
The Chutter Munzil Palaces99
Lucknow Shrines103
Dilkusha Palace107
The Great Imambara111
The Hayat Bakhsh Kothi117
Haratganj121
The Husainabad Imambara125
The Jama Masjid129
John Collins133
The Kaisar Bagh Palaces137
The Khurshaed Munzil143
The Lal Baradari147
La Martiniere151
The Machhi Bhawan157
The Maqbara of Amjad Ali Shah163
The Mazbara of Sa'adat Ali Khan167
The Mariaon cantonment in the Eighteen Fifties171
The Moti Mahal177
The Musa Bagh181
The Qadam Rasul187
The Roshan-ud-Doulah Kothi189
The Fumi Darwaza193
SCARCE-REMEMBERED PLACES197
The Shah Najaf201
The Sher Darwaza205
The Sikandar Bagh211
The Taluqdars' Hall217
The Tara Wala Kothi221
The Walaiti Bagh225

Historic Lucknow

Item Code:
IDK019
Cover:
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Edition:
2002
ISBN:
8171679870
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9.6" X 7.1"
Pages:
115 (57 B/W Illustration)
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Foreword

I at one time thought that I should like to write a book about Lucknow. It has a personality of its own. It has not, like some of our great cities, a past which runs through the tangled histories of Hindu princedoms and Muslim invasions; it has seen little even of the Great Moguls; but it has in itself all the attractions are a period picture. Its buildings, its records and its traditions are all of the period; its character, as every resident of Oudh knows, was always "Nawabi" and remains "Nawabi". The historian, portraying a dynasty, which began with the first great Nawab Wazir and ended with the unhappy Wajid Ali Shah, may find in its buildings much that is artificial and even extravagant. But it is all in character; and its history is so near our own times, and is indeed linked so closely with part of our own record, that it never loses a strong human interest. It is no picture of far-off and half-understood things; we are looking all the time on the Lucknow of the Nawabs with their mixture of Oriental and Western extravagances; the Lucknow of Claud Martin, and above all of Henry Lawrence and the Residency.

When I first read Miss Hay's articles in The Pioneer I was glad to find that she was doing something of what I had once hoped to do; and I am delighted to know that we are now to have her article sin book form. It will appeal to all who have known Lucknow and have felt its peculiar charm.

Back of the Book

Lucknow has a remarkably fascinating history-fro the days of Nawabi splendour and ostentation to the struggle against the British-and was one of the main centers of the 1857 revolt. Each of the numerous architectural remains in the city bears testimony to some historical event or the other.

This book attempts to tell the history of the city through these monuments-be it the inimitable Imambara, the Residency, the Moti Mahal, the Walaiti Bagh or Begum Kothi The lucid writing style of the author enables the readers to experience Lucknow's fall from the days of opulence and splendour to those of the British domination brought about by the Nawab's lack of foresight and inefficiency.

Contents
Foreword
Sa'adat Khan1
Safdar Jang5
Shuja-ud-Doulah9
Asaf-ud-Doulah13
Wazir Ali-Interloper19
Sa'adat Ali Khan23
Ghazi-ud-Din Haider29
Nasir-ud-Din Haider35
Muhammad Ali Shah41
Amajad Ali Shah49
Wajid Ali Shah53
The Residency59
The Alam Bagh75
The Badshah Bagh81
The Begum Kothi85
The Bibiapur Kothi89
The Bridges of Lucknow93
The Chutter Munzil Palaces99
Lucknow Shrines103
Dilkusha Palace107
The Great Imambara111
The Hayat Bakhsh Kothi117
Haratganj121
The Husainabad Imambara125
The Jama Masjid129
John Collins133
The Kaisar Bagh Palaces137
The Khurshaed Munzil143
The Lal Baradari147
La Martiniere151
The Machhi Bhawan157
The Maqbara of Amjad Ali Shah163
The Mazbara of Sa'adat Ali Khan167
The Mariaon cantonment in the Eighteen Fifties171
The Moti Mahal177
The Musa Bagh181
The Qadam Rasul187
The Roshan-ud-Doulah Kothi189
The Fumi Darwaza193
SCARCE-REMEMBERED PLACES197
The Shah Najaf201
The Sher Darwaza205
The Sikandar Bagh211
The Taluqdars' Hall217
The Tara Wala Kothi221
The Walaiti Bagh225
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