from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A historical region of north-central India. Dating from at least the 4th century A.D., it was ruled by the Moguls after the 16th century and annexed by Great Britain in 1856. The annexation was a major cause of the Indian Mutiny (1857-1858).


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  • The author discusses infanticide as practised in Oudh in many passages of his _Journey through the Kingdom of Oudh_

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  • Recent Excavations at Sahēṭh-Mahēṭh in Oudh, believed to be Sāvaṭṭhī, or Śrāvastī.

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  • The scene of the poem is laid in the city of Ayodhyá, the modern Oudh, which is described in glowing colors as a place of health, beauty, and prosperity --

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  • The legacy of Indo-Muslim culture had evolved in kingdoms such as Oudh, Hyderabad, Rampur, Bhopal, Murshidabad, Golconda and Bijapur.

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  • This was a time when Lucknow was not only the capital of Awadh or Oudh, but the cultural capital of north India.

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  • Recent scholarship has hardly begun to gauge the strands of influence flowing out of the studios of western artists in what were then called the “presidencies” of Bengal, Behar, and Oudh — and thence to the workshops of indigenous Indian court and other local painters who evidently admired, or at least for whatever reasonsoughtto emulate them.

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  • For ten years Renaldi lived in Calcutta, Lucknow (working, it is believed, forنواب آصف الدولہ Asaf ud-Daulah, the Nawab Wazir of Oudh), and in Dacca (now the capital city of Bangladesh).

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  • Anyway, Lucknow had to be left in rebel hands, and Campbell took our army back to Cawnpore, where Tantia Tope was raging around the garrison; Campbell whipped him in quick time, and then started clearing up rebel resistance along the Ganges, while at the same time assembling a new force which would march back to Lucknow after Christmas, clear the pandies out properly, and subdue the whole of Oudh kingdom.


  • UP, or United Provinces, were not created until 1902 as the "United Provinces of Agra and Oudh" see last para at preceding link, shortened to "United Provinces" in 1935; Independent India changed the name to Uttar Pradesh in 1950.

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  • You have to click on Dhen Al Oudh/Agarwood/Attars to find it.

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