A Fatal Friendship: The Nawabs, the British, and the City of Lucknow
The city of Lucknow, once described as "the last example of the old pomp and refinement of Hindustan", still remains one of the most interesting cities of north India. This lively urban history presents a panorama of the political, cultural, and architectural life of Lucknow during its heyday: from the ascendancy of the first nawab in the early 18th century to the deposition of the last nawab in 1856. Focusing on the architecture itself and the particular psychologies that lay behind the building facades, the author draws some intriguing conclusions about nawabi Lucknow and the colonial mind in its relation to Indian urban life.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Europeans of Lucknow
European Dreams and Indian Fantasies
Nawabi Buildings Erected for the British
9 other sections not shown
able appear architect architecture Asaf-ud-daula Bagh Bengal Pol brick Bridge British building built Calcutta Cantonment century Claude Company complex considered Constantia court courtyard criticism death decoration described designs doors early East employed engineers English erected especially European example exist fact Farhad Baksh floor Foreign four gardens gateway given Gomti Governor ground Haider Hereafter idea Imambara important India interest iron John Khana known Kothi land late later lived London Lucknow Macchi Bhavan majority Manzil March Martin's materials month mosques native nawab noted Observatory officers original Oudh palace palace complex period plans present probably Qaisarbagh reason recorded referred remain Residency river road roof rooms Saadat Ali Khan seems seen Shah shows side standing streets structure stucco style Superintendent surrounded town travellers visitors walls whole wrote