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Najuf Ashraf or Shah Najaf [Lucknow].

Najuf Ashraf or Shah Najaf [Lucknow].

Photographer: Ali, Abbas

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1874

Shelfmark: Photo 988/(15)

Item number: 98815

Genre: Photograph

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.

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