Tara Khothe or Star House [Lucknow].
Photographer: Ali, Abbas
Medium: Photographic print
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."