KOTHI ROSHANUDDAULA

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Location: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
Style Of Architecture: Indo-French
Built By: Nawab Roshanuddaula
Renamed: Kaiser Pasand

Kothi  Roshannuddaula - Lucknow, Lucknow, Uttar PradeshBuilt by Nawab Roshanuddaula the chief minister of Awadh (Lucknow), as his personal residence, Kothi Roshanuddaula is one of the classic examples of Indo-French architecture.

During the time of Wajid Ali Shah, it was renamed 'Kaiser-Pasand' and made the residence of his favourite queen, Mashooq Mahal.

It was converted into the court office during the British period.

The famous trial of Chhappan Chhuri, a well-known tawaif or courtesan of the period, was held here. Today, the Uttar Pradesh State Department of Archaeology functions from here.


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