This book makes an extensive study of the art and culture of Awadh during the Nawabi period (c. 1722-1856), with a focus on the city of Lucknow. The work takes up evidence available in a variety of primary and secondary sources, especially in the Persian and Urdu languages, in its study of visuals and artefacts, as well as performance traditions and craft techniques which are derived from this period. Highlighting the literary milieu of the period, and the developments in the realm of music, painting, architecture and industrial arts, this volume also explores how some of the arts and crafts assumed considerable European colour, and demonstrates how the ethos of the syncretic Indo-Persian culture, the renowned ganga-jamuni tahzib, remained intact.crucible. of. Shia#39;a. culture. in. Northern. India. he rulers of Awadh presided over the creation of the Shia#39;a heritage in northern India. ... This process of assimilation started during the reign of Asaf al-daulah when a synthesis of multiple cultural traditions began to emerge. ... The followers of a#39;AlAl protested against the choice.
|Title||:||The Making of the Awadh Culture|
|Publisher||:||Primus Books - 2010|