Author: Rosie Llewellyn - Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195631046
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This book is one of the first to comprehensively examine the fascinating interaction between two cultures - the British and the Nawabi - which resulted
in the creation of a curious grandeur at Lucknow.
Lucknow was once described as 'the last example of the old pomp and refinement of Hindustan.' Both culturally and architecturally it still remains one of the most interesting cities of north India.
With an easy style, strongly founded on deep research this book describes the fascinating interaction between British and Nawabi culture. Beside touching on the political aspects of the Nawabi rule in the province of Oudh, the author discusses the ethos and architecture of Lucknow in its heyday: between the period of first nawab in the eighteenth century, and the last nawab who was deposed by the British in 1856.
EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS:
A fascinating book that lives up to its enticing title.
- Peter Chelkowski, Journal of Asian Studies
Among the book's main attraction are an easy style strongly founded on deep research of sources in India and abroad.
- John Lall, Indian Book Chronicle
The 'Three' Cities of Lucknow
The Europeans of Lucknow
European Dreams and Indian Fantasies
Nawabi Buildings Erected for the British
The Resident and the Residency
Claude Martin's Buildings
Information on Architecture from Europe
The Four Palace Complexes
The Old City
Bricks and Mortar