In 1775, Nawab Asaf-ud-daula shifted his capital from Faizabad to Lucknow. By 1857, when the British controlled the reins of power, Lucknow had grown from an inconspicuous town to ‘the cultural star in the northern firmament’. Architecturally, Lucknow witnessed a heavy does of European influences. Among this are the – Victoria Memorial, the Council House […]