Taj Replica in the Husainabad Imambara, Lucknow, seen from the terrace
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Taj Replica tomb in the Husainabad Imambara, Lucknow, from the 'Album of Indian Views' taken by Samuel Bourne in 1864. 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 is a view of the Taj-replica tomb in the foreground and the Jami Masjid in the distance.