230 year old Bara Imambara’s parapet collapses due to heavy rains

Share with your friends

A parapet of Lucknow’s 230-year-old Bara Imambara fell on Monday night as a result of heavy rain.

No one has reportedly been hurt as of yet. It was unfortunate that the parapet crumbled after heavy rains, according to supervising archaeologist Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Aftab Hussain, despite appropriate preservation of the monument. “The site in-charge visited the location as soon as we learned about the incident. Engineers will visit the damaged area based on his recommendations and will report back on Tuesday.

It will then be restored,” he stated. While Hussain supported maintaining this famous landmark building in India, protestors had different views. They said that due to insufficient care, the structure became weaker and the parapet fell as a result. Heritage campaigner Mohammed Haider told the news agency IANS, “We have alerted ASI on numerous occasions, however despite numerous complaints, ASI has not taken any action to strengthen the building.” Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh, constructed the Bara Imambara, often referred to as Asafi Imambara, an Imambara complex in Lucknow in 1784. The Nizamat Imambara is the largest, followed by this Imambara.

One of Asaf-ud-goals Daula’s in starting the construction of Bara Imambara in 1780, the year of a catastrophic famine, was to provide employment for locals for over ten years while the hunger persisted. It is stated that in the past, while noblemen and other members of the aristocracy toiled at night to tear down anything that had been built during the day, regular people worked during the day to build the edifice. It was an initiative that came before a Keynesian-style employment creation intervention. The Imambara’s construction is expected to cost between 500,000 and 1,000,000 rupees. Even after it was finished, the Nawab continued to decorate it annually for between 400,000 and 500,000 rupees.


Share with your friends

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest

The National Conference on Tribal Development in India is organised by IIT Roorkee.

Share with your friends

Share with your friendsThe “National Conference on Tribal Development in India: Prospect and Retrospect” will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee. In 2023, the conference is expected to take place on February 3 and 4. The Indian Council of Social Science Research is funding this seminar. The Government of India’s Azadi […]


Share with your friends
Read More
Latest

A West Bengal NEET candidate passed away in Kota after falling from the sixth storey of a dormitory.

Share with your friends

Share with your friendsAccording to authorities, a 20-year-old West Bengal NEET candidate died after falling from the sixth storey of his dormitory building in this city’s Jawahar Nagar neighbourhood on Friday. Ishanshu Bhattacharya may have lost his balance and fallen into a balcony’s aluminium railing, which was unable to support his weight and broke, according […]


Share with your friends
Read More
What Mr. Anil Agarwal, Chairman Of Vedanta Says On Union Budget 2023?
Latest

What Mr. Anil Agarwal, Chairman Of Vedanta Says On Union Budget 2023?

Share with your friends

Share with your friendsWhat Mr. Anil Agarwal, Chairman Of Vedanta Says On Union Budget 2023? Quote by Mr. Anil Agarwal, Chairman Vedanta  “This Budget is one of the best budgets ever, truly inclusive and addresses the aspirations of every section of society. It empowers India’s 1.4 billion people as drivers of the India story. I compliment […]


Share with your friends
Read More