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Urdu entrance class, (?)Canning College, Lucknow

Urdu entrance class, (?)Canning College, Lucknow

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/46(4692)

Item number: 4692

Length: 15.3

Width: 20.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a class in progress on a school verandah, possibly Canning College at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series (Volume 46), taken by an unknown photographer in 1871. Canning College, founded in 1864 and partly supported by local landowners (talukdars), was the chief educational institution in Lucknow; an important educational centre in India. It was named after the founder's benefactor, Lord Canning (Governor-General from 1856-1862) as he had rewarded him with a taluk (subdivision of a district) for his loyalty during the Indian Uprising of 1857. In 1922 Canning College, together with two other colleges, was incorporated into Lucknow University.

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