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Yeh Lucknow Ki Sarzameen

Yeh Lucknow Ki Sarzameen, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Ye Lucknow ki sarzameen
ye Lucknow ki sarzameen
ye Lucknow ki sarzameen
ye Lucknow ki sarzameen
ye Lucknow ki sarzameen
ye rang-roop kaa chaman
ye husn-o-ishq kaa watan
yahi to wo muqaam hai
jahaan Awadh ki shaam hai
jawaan-jawaan haseen-haseen
ye Lucknow ki sarzameen
ye Lucknow ki sarzameen
shabaab-o-sher kaa ye ghar
ye ahl-e-ilm kaa nagar
hai manzilon ki god mein
yahaan har ek rah-guzar
ye shahar laaladaar hai
yahaan dilon mein pyaar hai
jidhar nazar uthaaiye
bahaar hi bahaar hai
kali-kali hai naazneen
ye Lucknow ki sarzameen
ye Lucknow ki sarzameen
yahaan ki sab rawaayaten
adab ki shaahkaar hain
ameer ahl-e-dil yahaan
ghareeb jaan-nisaar hain
har ek shaakh par yahaan
hain bulbulon ke chahchahen
gali-gali mein zindagi
kadam-kadam pe kahkahen
har ik nazaaraa hai dilnasheen
ye Lucknow ki sarzameen
ye Lucknow ki sarzameen
ye Lucknow ki sarzameen
ye Lucknow ki sarzameen

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Jisko Na Dein Maulah Usko Dilwayen Assaf Ud Daulah

Jisko Na Dein Maulah Usko Dilwayen Assaf Ud Daulah, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
The Nawabs of Lucknow felt the pain of the poor, they built monuments they built hope they served the public unlike the leaders of Lucknow who built their own megalomaniac reflections in cold stone, leaders who built parks elephants instead of creating jobs .. and even today no regime has really done anything for the poor the destitute of Uttar Pradesh.

It saddens me to see the decadence , the demoralized status of fathomless living on the streets braving the winter chill ..

I was born in Lucknow but my roots have been torn apart I grew new roots in Mumbai .. so when I come to Lucknow always during Moharam I mourn for Imam Hussain and lost illusions of the Nawabs of Avadh..

I shot Bada Imambada , Chota Imambada and finally the last vestige of the British heritage crying in pain the graves of English soldiers at British Residency ..

I shot alone and could feel the darkness tearing my s…

Bada Imambada Lucknow

Bada Imambada Lucknow, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. from wikipedia

Bara Imambara (Urdu: بڑا امامباڑا‎, Hindi: बड़ा इमामबाड़ा) is an imambara complex in Lucknow, India, built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Lucknow, in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara.
Bara means big, and an imambara is a shrine built by Shia Muslims for the purpose of Azadari. The Bara Imambara is among the grandest buildings of Lucknow.

The complex also includes the large Asfi mosque, the bhulbhulayah (the labyrinth), and bowli, a step well with running water. Two imposing gateways lead to the main hall.
[edit]Relief measure

Construction of Bara Imambara was started in 1785, a year of a devastating famine, and one of Asaf-ud-Daula's objectives in embarking on this grandiose project was to provide employment for people in the region. It is said that ordinary people used to work in the day building up the edifice, while noblemen and other elite worked at night. It was a project that preceded …

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