Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival 2019

Event - Qaiserbagh Heritage Walks & City Tours

The festival is free for all. However, entry in the festival is by registration only. Join us for the festivities!

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Contact: 09936914134, 09415104361
E-mail: mahindrasanatkadalucknowfest@gmail.com

Take a walk on one of our guided tours through the streets of old Lucknow and into the historical homes that inspired this year's theme. Every brick has a story to tell and now you have the chance to go listen.

City Tour and Car Tour starts at Baradari, Heritage Walk starts at Press Club


Day 1, Friday 1st February 2019

Schedule - for the day

11 am
# Qaiser Bagh Heritage Walk for School Children with Adity Chakravarti
Starting at the Press Club

11 am to 1 pm
# School Tours of the Festival


Day 2, Saturday 2nd February 2019

Schedule - for the day

8 am
# Car Tour : Lucknow ki Rachi Basi Tehzeeb - Baradari
Visiting the communities of Lucknow with Mehru Jaffer
This car tour takes you on a ride through the streets and mohallas of Lucknow where the various regional communities like the Bengalis, Kashmiris, Anglo Indian, Punjabis have settled, and contributed to the cultural mosaic of the city.

Mehru Jaffer is a journalist and author of the Books of Mohammad, Nizamuddin Aulia, and Moinuddin Chisti and Love and life in Lucknow. She is passionate about Lucknow.

# Francisi Awadhi Ta'alluqaat
Car tour of Claude Martin's country houses and townhouses, including La Martiniere School with Naseema Aziz
Nasima Aziz is a poet, author, playwright and has written a cookbook on vegetarian cuisine in India. Her avid interest in Lucknow has resulted in her latest book "My Wanderings in the Lanes of History".

10 am
# Heritage Walk of Qaiser Bagh and its Homes with Amit Misra
Press Club, Qaiser Bagh
Amit Misra is a scientist at the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) . He is passionate about History, literature, music and theatre.

11 am
# Qaiser Bagh Heritage Walk for School Children with Adity Chakravarti
Starting at the Press Club
# School Tours of the Festival - Baradari

3 pm
# Walk around Residency with Roobaroo Walks and Deep Dive India
Begins at Residency, Qaiser Bagh
Rs 700 per head
War Chronicles: An exploratory narrative of the 148 day siege of the British Residency.
Fascinating anecdotes & unbelievable stories related to the Indian uprising of 1857 and of interwoven events from the wider theatre of war across 'Hindustan'.
Roobaroo Walks and Deep Dive India
A team of spirited individuals who love exploring India & creating immersive experiences to help you better understand this incredible civilization!

8.30 pm
Car Tour
# Begum Akhtar's Mazaar, Pasand Bagh, Thakur Ganj
A magical night visit to pay respects at the tomb of the iconic feminist Ghazal singer. This is the only space that marks the singer in the city.


Day 3, Sunday 3rd February 2019

Schedule - for the day

8 am
Car Tour, Baradari
# Feminists of Awadh Par Salaam with Saman Habib
A tour of the homes, educational institution, mohallas of a generation of Feminist like Attiya Hosain, Begum Akhtar, Pratibha Nagar 'B'', Ismat Chugtai, and many others
Saman Habib is a feminist scientist at Central Drug Research Institute and the curator performer of Lucknow Letters.

# Lucknow ki Reha'ish with Adity Chakravarthi
A car tour of the homes of Lucknow,the havelis, kothis and bungalows where you have a special preview to the lifestyles of the old families of the city.
Adity Chakravarti is a professional artist and blogger. Over the last 30 years she has lived across the globe working with different artists. She writes a blog about the rapidly disappearing old homes in India. She is the author of the book Reha'ish at home in Lucknow

# Filmi Duniya mein Awadh with Mehru Jaffer
A car tour of the cinema halls, film locations and homes of film artists . A look at Lucknow through its connection to Hindi cinema.
Mehru Jaffer is a journalist and author of the Books of Mohammad, Nizamuddin Aulia, and Moinuddin Chisti and Love and life in Lucknow. She is passionate about Lucknow.

8 am
# Walk around Residency with Roobaroo Walks and Deep Dive India
Residency, Qaiser Bagh
War Chronicles: An exploratory narrative of the 148 day siege of the British Residency.
Fascinating anecdotes & unbelievable stories related to the Indian uprising of 1857 and of interwoven events from the wider theatre of war across 'Hindustan'.

Roobaroo Walks and Deep Dive India
A team of spirited individuals who love exploring India & creating immersive experiences to help you better understand this incredible civilization!

4 pm
Car Tour from Baradari
# Husn e karigari e Awadh
Visiting the Kaarigars of Lucknow their homes and workplaces with Noor Khan and Arundhati Tewari. By foot, e-rickshaw, and car through the bylanes of Chowk in Purana Lucknow.
Noor Khan an educationaist and the retired Principal of Karamat Hussain Degree College . Cook and oral history documentation of Lucknow are amongst her passions
Arundhati is a student of history and design and a theatre artist. She has been responsible for theme documentation, social media and design a the MSLF 2019.

8:30 pm
Car Tour
# Begum Akhtar's Mazaar


Day 4, Monday 4th February 2019

Schedule - for the day

8 am
Car Tour
# Lucknow ki Reha'ish with Adity Chakravarthi
A car tour of the homes of Lucknow,the havelis, kothis and bungalows where you have a special preview to the lifestyles of the old families of the city.
Adity Chakravarti is a professional artist and blogger. Over the last 30 years she has lived across the globe working with different artists. She writes a blog about the rapidly disappearing old homes in India. She is the author of the book Reha'ish at home in Lucknow

10 am
# Qaiser Bagh Heritage Walk for School Children with Robaroo Walks and Deep Dive India.
Starting at the Press Club
A team of spirited individuals who love exploring India & creating immersive experiences to help you better understand this incredible civilization!

11 am to 1 pm
# School Tours of the Festival

4 pm
Car Tour from Baradari
# Husn e karigari e Awadh
Visiting the Karigars of Lucknow their homes and workplaces with Noor Khan and Arundhati Tewari. By foot, e rickshaw, and car through the bylanes of Chowk in Purana Lucknow.
Noor Khan an educationist and the retired Principal of Karamat Hussain Degree College. Cook and oral history documentation of Lucknow are amongst her passions.
Arundhati is a student of history and design and a theatre artist. She has been responsible for theme documentation, social media and design for the MSLF 2019

8:30 pm
Car Tour
# Begum Akhtar's Mazaar


Day 5, Tuesday 5th February 2019

Schedule - for the day

8 am
Car Tour
# Lucknow ki Reha'ish with Adity Chakravarti
A car tour of the homes of Lucknow, the havelis, kothis and bungalows where you have a special preview to the lifestyles of the old families of the city.
Adity Chakravarti is a professional artist and blogger. Over the last 30 years she has lived across the globe working with different artists. She writes a blog about the rapidly disappearing old homes in India. She is the author of the book Reha'ish at home in Lucknow

10 am
# Qaiser Bagh Heritage Walk for School Children with Robaroo Walks and Deep Dive India
Starting at the Press Club
Deep Dive India A team of spirited individuals who love exploring India & creating immersive experiences to help you better understand this incredible civilization!

11 am to 1 pm
# School Tours of the Festival