GARDEN OF MOOSA BAGH, LUCKNOW, INDIA

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1803
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Architectural and Building
Shah Alam II 1759–1806

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Title
Garden of Moosa bagh, Lucknow, India
Created / Published
[between 1803 and 1919]

Notes
- Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve.
- Date from negatives in same range.
- Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947.
- This glass negative might show streaks and other blemishes resulting from a natural deterioration in the original coatings.

History of Musa Bagh

The 5th Nawab of the Province of Awadh, Nawab Saadat Ali Khan built a beautiful kothi (palace) at the picturesque Musa Bagh on the banks of the river Gomti. The kothi incorporated subtle French architectural inputs and featured big attractive gardens.

Musa Bagh Kothi was developed during the reign of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan for leisure and recreational activities. The kothi was built under the supervision of the Nawab’s close confidant Aazam-ud-Daulah. The Nawabs and foreign dignitaries, mostly Europeans, used the place for leisure, to enjoy the fights between animals such as rhinos, elephants, tigers and wild buffalos at the Musa Bagh.

Nawab Ghazi-ud-Din Haider a