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Tara Khothe or Star House [Lucknow].

Tara Khothe or Star House [Lucknow].

Photographer: Ali, Abbas

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1874

Shelfmark: Photo 988/(18)

Item number: 98818

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of Tara Wali Kothi from 'The Lucknow Album: containing a series of fifty photographic views of Lucknow,' was taken by Darogha Abbas Ali c.1874.

An example of classical-style, this bungalow was designed as Nawab Nasir-ud-Din's (r.1827-1837) observatory in th 1820s. Colonel Wilcox was the Astronomer Royal. "The reason why this was called the Star House is, that it was intended for an observatory."

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