The Great Imambara, Lucknow, 1858

E W Jones

The Great Imambara, Lucknow, 1858
3 7 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm

The Great Imambara, Lucknow, 1858.

Photograph by Lance Coporal E W Jones, Royal Engineers, Indian Mutiny, 1858.

The Great Imambara complex was built by Nawab Asaf ud-Daula (reigned 1775-1797) for Shi'ite religious meetings in 1784. It included the Great Mosque, the great hall (or Bara Imambara), courtyards and gateways. It was an attempt by the nawab to imitate and surpass the Mughal palace complexes of Delhi and elsewhere and was built as part of a famine relief programme.

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NAM. 1993-10-218-12

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