The Husainabad Imambara, Lucknow
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Hussainabad Imambara from the 'Album of Indian Views' taken by Samuel Bourne in 1864. The Husainabad 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 two tombs on either side.