Nawab Wajid Ali Shah’s private zoo : An extravaganza

In his new ‘capital’, the beautiful township of Metiyaburj lovingly referred to as Chota Lucknow, Wajid Ali Shah sustained his incredible collection of rare animals. It gradually went on to be one of the finest zoological gardens in the world. For the residents of Calcutta as well as the painters and visitors from abroad, the menagerie was like a mesmerizing dreamland. Continue reading Nawab Wajid Ali Shah’s private zoo : An extravaganza