LUCKNOW Buildings, Begums and The British
Author: PC Sarkar
Publisher: Kalpaz Publications, Delhi
(Pp 220, ISBN 9789322051281399, Rs 900)
The origin & history of Lucknow is truly intriguing not just to the historians but also to the common man. The history of Lucknow can be traced back to the ancient times of the Suryavanshi Dynasty. Lucknow Buildings, Begums and The British by PC Sarkar is not about history, rather it is a book about heritage. As a city, Lucknow has witnessed many turmoil during the past three centuries. The history of Lucknow is both rich and fascinating. The history of Lucknow reveals interesting and often charming aspects of the culture and life of the people of Lucknow.
The book deals with three different areas which are complimentary to each other. It very lucidly describes the building of Lucknow, the lesser known history of the Begums, who contributed to the growth and development of the city of Lucknow and British who ruled by proxy through their Residents.
PC Sarkar in this immensely researched book has thrown light on the lessor known but significant aspects of the history of Lucknow by incorporating information about events of the life and times of the British residents.
Supported by an exhaustive bibliography and large number of images of bygone era of Lucknow, the author has made this work a treasure– worth reading and preserving.