The Landscape of Taoos Chaman

Lucknow viewThe story of Taoos Chaman ki Mayna takes the reader through the landscape of Lucknow and its vital landmarks. For those familiar with Lucknow, these are recognisable locations or sites. For those who are not acquainted with the city, these images will provide a visual landscape that forms the setting of Naiyer Masud’s enchanting tale.

To imagine the world of Kalay Mian in the mid nineteenth century, journey through this album and re live Naiyer Masud’s enchanting tale of the Mayna from the Peacock Garden.

Click here to begin your journey.

Image:, accessed 22 April 2013

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Zambeel Dramatic Readings aims to present texts in Urdu and English rendered in their dramatised form, to create a dynamic collusion between literature and performance. Referencing traditions of storytelling and the contemporary form of the radio play, our works traverse time and geographical boundaries to interpret and enliven narratives through sound and recitation.
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