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The origin & history of Lucknow is truly intriguing not just to the historians but also to the ordinary man. The past of Lucknow can be traced back to the ancient times of the ‘Suryavanshi Dynasty’. It is said that Lakshmana, Lord Rama’s brother, laid the establishment of the ancient city. This was close to the Gomti River on an elevated piece of land. Then it was called Lakshmanpur. However, the city came into noticed for the period of the 18th Century. To know more about history of Lucknow, read further the information given below.

It was during the year 1720 when the great Mughal emperors began to appoint Nawabs in order to ensure smooth administration in the province. Mohammad Amir Saadat Khan was appointed as the viceroyal of Awadh, in the year 1732, in which Lucknow was a main province. It was then that the influential dynasty of the Nawabs, which changed the history of this anonymous place. Under the rule of the Nawabs, Lucknow flourished like never before. Lucknow grew by leaps and bounds under the rule of the fourth Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula, after 1755. Lucknow flourished in each and every aspect, includes poetry, music, dance and the other finer aspects of the lifestyle of Lucknow.

It was when the British came to India that Lucknow was made into a directorial capital. There were many uprisings during the British rule by Indian radicals and many ghastly incidents left Lucknow with bad memories. However, Lucknow was declared the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh by the Government of India, after independence. Since then it has progressed beautifully, merging proficiently the past with the present.

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