Lucknow Unrestrained: Palimpsest of Incongruous Possibilities

by Sonal Mithal

Mithal undertakes a gendered reading of the city of Lucknow, A city, she argues bred on liberalminded, educated, and highly skilled women with an adaptable spirit, women who defied the heteronormative gender stereotypes, and took charge of not just their identity, but also wealth, profession, and sexuality.


Founder of architectural conservation firm ‘People for Heritage Concern’ and practicing artist; prioritises archival and material research-based architectural conservation and art practice.