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No. 15. Right mosque, in the garden of the Cha[page torn] showing the Jumma Musjid (or ch[urch in the] religion of the place) at Lucknow.

No. 15. Right mosque, in the garden of the Cha[page torn] showing the Jumma Musjid (or ch[urch in the] religion of the place) at Lucknow.

Photographer: Tytler, Robert and Harriet

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 32/(11)

Item number: 11

Length: 37.4

Width: 48.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Taj replica tomb in the Husainabad Imambara complex at Lucknow taken by Major Robert Christopher Tytler and his wife, Harriet, in the aftermath of the Uprising of 1857. The first word missing in the original caption ('Cha...') probably indicates an incorrect identification of the building as the Chattar Manzil. The Husainabad Imambara or Chhota Imambara, constructed during the reign of Nawab Muhammad Ali Shah of Awadh (r.1837-1842), was a building used to celebrate the festival of Muharram. This complex of the Husainabad Imambara is rectangular and can be entered through four impressive gateways on each side. The complex consists of a forecourt and main court. The imambara is located within the main court and has a mosque on one side and a Taj-replica tomb on the other. This view shows the Taj-replica tomb and the Jami Masjid in the distance.

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