Gate to Hussainabad Imambara, Luckhnow

Popularly known as the Chhota Imambara, the Imambara of Hussainabad in old Lucknow is one of the most beautiful and attractive buildings. It was built by Mohammed Ali Shah in the second year of his rule in 1839. This gate marks the entry to its compound. One can observe the change in milieu and the depreciation due to lack of maintenance.

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Photograph 1: Burke and Baker
Photograph 2: John Edward Saché
Photograph 3: Bourne and Shepherd

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