Heritage

Rauza-e Kazmain

The Nawab's Architectonic Gift Arpit Saxena Kazmain Rauza, built in chowk area in the city of Lucknow by Gulam Raza Khan has been a symbol of communal harmony in the city for centuries. It is said to be an ex...

Lakhauri Bricks

The Building Blocks of Lucknow Lucknow monuments are trademarks of 17-18th century Awadhi architecture of Northern India, which are a kind of masonry structure of grand proportions. Before Independence, Awadh ...

Tourism

New Cosmopolitan Phenomenon "Agar firdous baroye zameen ast, hami asto, hami asto hami ast" - Amir Khusrow (If there is paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here) These words describe not only di...

Strokes of History Captured in Frames

The Picture Gallery's Story and the Tales it Tells Sumbul Zehra Housed in bright red stone building with a large pond in front of it, the Picture Gallery of Lucknow is beautifully set against the canvas of ol...

Rifa-e-aam

Progressive Writing, Regressive Caretaking Prashant Nigam On 10th of April 1936, in this very place in Lucknow the historic Progressive Writers Movement was set up under the leadership of Syed Sajjad Zahir an...

The Sher Darwaza

A Gateway To Lucknow's Revolt Siddhant Agarwal While moving from Sa'adat Ali Khan's Tomb to the gardens crowned with the white marble statue of Queen Victoria, stands an unassuming gateway once known as the S...

Vilayatibagh

The Cemetery of the Invaders Shamim A. Aarzoo In the lush dense trails of cantonment area a little known nawabi relic exudes its charm. These grounds were made into Vilayatibagh during the reign of Ghazi-ud d...

The Sad Part of The Masterpieces

Buildings of Husainabad and its preservation It is a matter of concern, wrote several historians, that the Nawabs, their family members and also the richer forebears of each community built very large and spac...

Satkhanda Caught in a Bind

If you are a visitor to Husainabad looking for Satkhanda, the local people will guide you to the ruins of a building that stands near the outer gate of Chhota Imambara. Strange as it may sound, the building has...