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Lucknow History, India

The most cultured and exquisite city in the east of India is Lucknow. It is known as the “Golden city of the east” and the “city of Nawabs and Kababs”. Now it is in Uttar Pradesh and occupies the capital city title.

Uttar Pradesh is a state in the east of India with a lot of human resource which helps to augment the city’s modernity movement while also maintaining its ancient glory and culture. The city itself is associated with hospitality, leisurely modes of life and has become world renowned for its cuisine.

 It offers plenty of historical places for visitors to see that are simple amazing. The history of Lucknow is truly a mystery to even the most profound historian of Indian history as well as to the common man.  Most of its history is actually based on legend of myth yet some historic details may be conceived from these stories. 

Lucknow can be traced back to the dynasty of Suryavanshi  and it is from the folktale of Lakshmana that the younger brother of lord Rama was the founder of the ancient city of Lucknow. It was an eminent place near the Gomati River where Lakshmana stayed for a few days while returning from the ashram of Saint Balmiki and leaving “Sita” who was the wife of lord Rama. The city was then renamed Lakshmanpur.

 In the year 1720 the Mughal emperors appointed many Nawabs to its administration of the dynasty. Mohammad Amir Saadat Khan was named as the vice royal of Awadh 1732. It was a major priority of the Nawab to make the province a well known province during the era of this dynasty. In 1755, it grew rapidly and flourished under Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in numerous artistic aspects such as poetry, dance, music which has forever altered the life style of those in Lucknow.  

When the British came to India, Lucknow was converted into the administrative capital. However, under the British Empire, Lucknow suffered and it virtually destroyed much of the beauty and culture of the area. However, after the Indian independence, Lucknow was again declared as the administrative capital of Uttar Pradesh for India.

Although it suffered great cultural and economic losses under British rule, it has been able to overcome its struggled and regain some of the former ancient glory as well as adapting to the new modern trends.   

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