The Landscape of Taoos Chaman

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:
02 Qaiser Bagh:
03 Gomti River:
04 Husainabad Imambaara:
04b Husainabad Imambaara:
05 Roomi Darvaaza:
05b Husainabad phaatak:
06 Vajid Ali Shah:
07 Lakhi Darvaaza:
08 Nasiruddin Haider:
09 Shah Meena Shah:
10 Residency:
10b Residency:
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):
13 Vajid Ali Shah:
14 Qaiser Bagh looting:
All websites accessed 21 April 2013.

4 Responses to The Landscape of Taoos Chaman

  1. Adeela Suleman says:

    That was quick:) Fantastic!. Though I have not heard the story but theses images are stories themselves.Loved the portraits 🙂 especially Ajeeb nahin Hazrat Sultan e Aalum!

  2. Moeen Faruqi says:

    Great pictures, and the reading was excellent…

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