Najuf Ashraf or Shah Najaf [Lucknow].
Photographer: Ali, Abbas
Medium: Photographic print
This photograph of Shahnajaf Imambara from 'The Lucknow Album: containing a series of fifty photographic views of Lucknow,' was taken by Darogha Abbas Ali c.1874. Built approximately between 1814-1827, this imambara, is located near the Botanical Gardens along the Gumti river. Although this is the burial place of Nawab Ghazi-ud-din Haidar (r.1814-27) and his wife, this building has been designed in the style of an imambara, or tomb for a Muslim holy man.