Category Archives: Lucknow

The Last Nawab

      It was exactly on this day – 13th March 1856, that the last Nawab of Avadh, Wajid Ali Shah, left Lucknow, after the wrongful annexation of his kingdom by the East India Company. The English were afraid … Continue reading

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Chikan Embroidery

  Chutki also spoke about Chikan in her blog the other day. Chikan is a type of embroidery for which Lucknow is famous the world over. Traditionally, Chikankari was done with white threads on white muslin cloth.     But … Continue reading

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Power begets…

  Yesterday Chutki spoke about how her mother had to work late into the night, in spite of having a job in the Nawab’s palace. In 1855, exploitation was taking place at two levels in kingdoms like Avadh. While the … Continue reading

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Kaiserbagh Palace, Lucknow

  Last week, Chutki mentioned Kaiserbagh Palace in her blog. This grand palace was built by the last king of Avadh, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. Some may debate that Birjis Qadir was the last Indian ruler of Avadh, but more … Continue reading

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