Lucknow – A treasure is an attempt to recapture in words and images the allure of a bygone era. Silent tales told by bricks and mortar that witnessed history, the chime of temple bells, the call of the muezzin, the strains of thumri, the soulful ghazal, the expressive grace of Kathak, the myriad fragrances of itar, the exquisite intricate Lakhnawi fashions, delicate flavours of Awadhi cusine… all find their rightful place between the covers of this book. This book is a tribute to the passions and aesthetics of the artists who created a city so splendid.