Meer Hassan Ali, B.
Observations on the Mussulmauns of India: descriptive of their manners, customs, habits, and religious opinions ; made during a twelve years residence in their immediate Society (Band 1) — London, 1832

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which I propose speaking further in another
place. This display at Mahurrum is attended
with considerable expense; consequently, the
very rich only observe the out-door formalities
to be exhibited on this occasion; yet all classes,
according to their means, remember the event,
and celebrate it at home.

The Mayndhie procession of one great per-
sonage, in Native cities, is directed—by previous
arrangement—to the Emaum-baarah of a supe-
rior. I was present, on one occasion, when the
Mayndhie of the Prime Minister of Oude was
sent to the King's Emaum-baarah, called Shaah
Nudghiff,*—from the mausoleum of Ali, of which
it is an exact representation, on a small scale.

It is situated near the banks of the river
Goomtie, some distance from the palace at
Lucknow; the entrance to the outer court, or
quadrangle, is by a handsome gateway of brick-
work plastered and polished, resembling marble.
On each side of the gateway, and carried up

* This edifice was built under the superintendance of
Ghauzee ood deen Hyder, first King of Oude; and it is here
his remains are deposited. May his soul rest in peace!
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