The principal building of the Hosenabad Imam-bara [Lucknow].
Photographer: Ali, Abbas
Medium: Photographic print
This photograph of the Husainabad Imambara from 'The Lucknow Album: containing a series of fifty photographic views of Lucknow,' was taken by Darogha Abbas Ali c.1874. The Husainabad Imambara, constructed during the reign of Nawab Muhammad Ali Shah of Awadh (r.1837-1842), was a building used to celebrate the fesitval 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.