The idle ramblings of a Jack of some trades, Master of none

Aug 15, 2011

Lucknow in Paris

A few weeks ago, I was in Paris where I snuck into the Guimet Museum to see their brilliant exhibition on Lucknow during the rule of Awadh. Originally created by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this exhibition revealed the luxury and opulence and the artistic and musical splendour of the Nawabs. The exhibition ended mid-July, but I managed to dig up a French newspaper article about it, and translated it at Tangentialia

That reference to Felice Beato, the photographer who took pictures of the aftermath of the 1857 Mutiny? Check out that fish-shaped boat of the Nawabs, and the awful post-bellum ruins of Lucknow at my Tumblr.


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