Qaisar Bagh

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Qaisarbagh Complex of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India (photograph taken between 1865 and 1882).

Qaisarbagh (Hindi: क़ैसरबाग़, Urdu: قيصر باغ, pronounced [qɛːsərˈbaːɣ], Emperor's Garden), also spelled Qaiserbagh, Kaisarbagh or Kaiserbagh, is a complex in the city of Lucknow, located in the Awadh region of India. It was built by Wajid Ali Shah (1847-1856), the last Nawab of Awadh.[1][2] The campaigning Irish journalist William Howard Russell wrote a classic account of the looting of the Qaisar Bagh in 1858 by drunken British troops in the course of the Great Uprising/Indian Mutiny[3].

Qaisarbagh, Lucknow, c.1866
British soldiers looting Qaisar Bagh, Lucknow, after its recapture (steel engraving, late 1850s).

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  1. ^ "General View of the Palace in Kaiser Bagh, Lucknow (by H.A. Mirza & Sons)". Images of Asia. 1910. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  2. ^ "The Walled Palaces of Kaiserbagh (by Anil Mehrotra Neeta Das)". Zeno Marketing Communications. Inc. Archived from the original on 29 January 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  3. ^ Ferdinand Mount, “Atrocity upon atrocity”,Times Literary Supplement, 23 February 2018, page 14.

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