Author: Violette GraffPublisher: Oxford University PressYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 299ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195648870
Lucknow has served as the backdrop for a number of historical and social studies, but not as a theme of exploration in itself. This book focuses on Lucknow and covers 250 years of its eventful history. A set of 15 brilliantly researched essays discusses the strands that shaped the culture of the city as expressed in its arts, architecture, language and music. The volume represents a mature selection of some of the best contemporary scholarship on the history and culture of Lucknow. COMMENTS:It would certainly be useful for academics and scholars of history but will also interest lay readers.Sociologists, political scientists, armchair aficionados: all would find something of abiding interest in this book.