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Satkhanda Lucknow - Heritage Gone To Seed

Satkhanda Lucknow - Heritage Gone To Seed, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Satkhanda / Naukhanda

The Asiatic journal of 1816 refers to a six storeyed structure as 'the pagoda of Daulat Chhanah' (Daulat Khana) and its presence is further corroborated with a photograph of the Hussainabad area, which was taken from the top of the Rumi Gate in 1858. Obviously, with the existence of this six storeyed structure, the choice of the highest structure of the world by King Mohammmed Ali Shah would naturally fall for a much higher structure and as such it is the author's view that the structure was meant to be built as a Naukhanda and not Satkhanda. (Unfortunately, the said Daulat Khana tower has been demolished by the British after the annexation of Awadh).

Aye Shehre Lucknow Tujhe Lakhon Salaam

sometimes god shoots pictures with my camera too

Shooting The Heritage Of The Nawabs Of Avadh