The 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.
Walk through this visual setting and imagine the story of Taoos Chaman as the characters journey the grand city of Lucknow.
Please click on the first photograph to view the album.
All sources are mentioned at the bottom of this page.
01 Qaiser Bagh: http://www.oldindianphotos.in/2011/04/view-in-qaisar-bagh-palace-lucknow.html
02 Qaiser Bagh: http://www.imagesofasia.com/html/india/kaiser-bagh.html
03 Gomti River: http://www.oldindianphotos.in/2011/04/bara-chattar-manzil-from-gomti-river.html#uds-search-results
04 Husainabad Imambaara: http://www.oldindianphotos.in/2011/04/husainabad-imambara-or-chhota-imambara.html
04b Husainabad Imambaara: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/photocoll/h/019pho0000254s1u00061000.html
05 Roomi Darvaaza: http://www.oldindianphotos.in/2010/12/albumen-photograph-of-turkish-gate.html
05b Husainabad phaatak: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/photocoll/g/largeimage62512.html
06 Vajid Ali Shah: http://maddy06.blogspot.com/2010/12/story-of-babul-mora.html
07 Lakhi Darvaaza: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/62663139
08 Nasiruddin Haider: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasiruddin_Haider
09 Shah Meena Shah: http://imamsalim.com/blog/2013/01/05/23rd-safar-urs-shah-mina-lucknow-884ah1479ce/
10 Residency: http://www.desiledger.com/photo/british-residency-lucknow-15900.html
10b Residency: http://www.pbase.com/jaris/image/54653959/original
11 Sat Khanda: Amaresh Misra, Lucknow: Fire of Grace. The Story of its Renaissance, Revolution and Aftermath, (New Delhi: HarperCollins Publishers India, 1998), 12
12 Central Prison Lucknow (1870): http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/photocoll/g/largeimage65368.html
13 Vajid Ali Shah: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/ericparker/3323852251/
14 Qaiser Bagh looting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:British_soldiers_looting_Qaisar_Bagh_Lucknow.jpg
All websites accessed 21 April 2013.