A Mela of Memories
Currently in its twelfth year, the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival is a comprehensive mela, featuring dance and music, film screenings, book launches, as well as a food festival. This year, it will be held from February 3-7 at Baradari, Qaiser Bagh, and will feature performances by Tajdar Junaid and Shahid Parvez, lectures by Irfan Habib, Aman Nath and Gerard da Cunha, as well as book releases by Nadeem Hasnain and Shazi Zaman. Every year, the festival is organised around a theme that is historically relevant for Lucknow. This year, it will focus on ‘Lucknow ki Reha’ish’, or the architecture and lifestyles of homes in the city. Sanatkada will also be releasing a coffee-table book titled Reha’ish: At Home in Lucknow, which examines the architectural and sociological evolution of Lucknow’s homes from the 18th century onward.akistanThearmybookspokespersonwillexamine trends such as the refinement of Nawabi housing and the colonial conceptions of space.
KAKORI KOTHI The ‘gol kamra’ at Kakori Kothi (1785) is among the oldest extant cockpits in the world