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.
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Jab Darogha Nabi Bakhsh nay mujhay Qaiser Bagh kay Taoos Chaman mein mulazmut dilaee thee.
Qaiser Bagh was built by Wajid Ali Shah and completed in 1850.
Iss say pehlay mein Gomti naddi kay aas paas avaara gardi kia karta tha.
Iss say pehlay mein Waqf Husainabad mubarak mein naukar tha.
The Husainabad Imambaara is also known as the Chota Imambaara.
Kitni uunchaee hogi? Roomi darvazay say ziada?
….Lekin Husainabad kay phaatakoan say kum na hogi.
Ajeeb nahin Hazrat Sultan e Aalum bhi tashreef laaein.
Lakhi Darvaazay tuk kaee jagah pehray kay sipahee milay.
Hoshe aaya tau Nasiruddin Haider kay Ingrezi ispatal mein layta hua tha.
Ma’aloom hua keh Munshi Ameer Ahmed Sahab Jumayraat kay Jumayraat Shah Meena Sahab kay mazaar per haazri daytay hain.