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Husainabad Imambara, Lucknow.

Husainabad Imambara, Lucknow.

Photographer: Saché, John Edward

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 2/3(139)

Item number: 139

Length: 23

Width: 28.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

This photograph by John Edward Saché (1870s) is from the Lee-Warner Collection. The Chhota Imanbara at Lucknow is also known as the Husainabad Imambara or Palace of Lights. It was built between 1837 and 1842 by Muhammed Ali Shah to serve as a mausoleum for himself and his mother and was also intended to provide relief from famine through employment. A gilded dome dominates the building and is covered with minarets, small domes, arches and a miniature replica of the Taj Mahal. Inside there is a silver-faced throne as well as the tombs of important individuals from Avadhi.

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