Lucknow Book Club (LBC) is a vibrant community of Lucknowphiles and literature enthusiasts – authors, readers and aspirants alike. We meet on the fourth Sunday of each month to discuss a book, author, theme, genre, or just to share a common love for Lucknow, literature and more! We dabble in discussions and activities related to theater, films, photography, food, bird watching, nature walks and other ‘fine interests’ that consume most book lovers. Therefore, no two meetings at LBC are ever the same – there could be a book reading, an invited author, a writing session, a film screening, or just a coffee with thoughts floating around.
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LBC started in 2006 as a virtual community, and a legal entity under Societies Act was registered in 2008. The core group is motley of activists, artists, journalists, students, homemakers and all who are in-between; we are  always open to new ideas, feedback, and suggestions. Many among the core group, in fact, are based away from Lucknow but most of us went to school in Lucknow, lived in different neighborhoods, and never met each other before our first meeting. Evidently, we found our common thread in our love for Lucknow.

Over the years, LBC has evolved into a virtual-yet-real hangout, where occasional visitors to ardent followers, all are equally welcome to share their thoughts (the book you like or the food-walk you took or the reading culture in Lucknow), ask a question (why should you read that book or how to find your way in old Lucknow’s streets or where to find the best story-tellers of the times), and raise a concern (the price of kebabs at Tundey’s or the literary scene of the city or political problems of the world). We also welcome guests and tourists who are coming to Lucknow and happen to be around on a 4th Sunday. Just search for us on Facebook and find out where are next meeting is, or mail us at lbc.lucknow@gmail.com.
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The baseline is to retain freedom of expression, respect each others’ opinions, and remain a fluid community with Lucknawi etiquette.

Book Suggestions


“Tiger Hills” a Novel by Sarita Mandanna

“Tiger Hills” a Novel by Sarita Mandanna (Rs. 399) Chosen for the Channel 4 TV Book Club, this lavish saga may help dispel the winter gloom. A love triangle set in the lush hills of Coorg in southern India underlies a similarly undulating narrative that moves between 1878 and 1936. The up-and-down intrigue that binds the longed-for […]

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Lucknow Boy - A Memoir

For somebody coming from Lucknow, the title of Vinod Mehta’s book in question is itself quite appealing. ‘Lucknow Boy – A Memoir’ by the veteran journalist is an honest account of his rather adventurous life. The book traces Mehta’s journey from a school going boy in the city to an editor of repute in Bombay […]

The Phantom: The Ghost Who Still Walks

Enter the Phantom Leon “Lee” Falk was born on April 28, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. While at college, he developed the idea for a comic strip featuring a caped stage magician, which developed into Mandrake. He sold the rights of the strip to King Features Syndicate, NY. Mandrake – The Magician premiered on […]

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The Phantom: The Ghost Who Still Walks

Enter the Phantom Leon “Lee” Falk was born on April 28, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. While at college, he developed the idea for a comic strip featuring a caped stage magician, which developed into Mandrake. He sold the rights of the strip to King Features Syndicate, NY. Mandrake – The Magician premiered on […]

Fourth Sunday Meet Again - August'13

“Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” -The whole world is one single family Masto might have quoted this phrase to close the session but it surely was the theme of the day. The month of Freedom and with the celebration of Independence, it was the time for the fourth Sunday meet again and Lucknow Book Club could find no […]

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The Phantom: The Ghost Who Still Walks

Enter the Phantom Leon “Lee” Falk was born on April 28, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. While at college, he developed the idea for a comic strip featuring a caped stage magician, which developed into Mandrake. He sold the rights of the strip to King Features Syndicate, NY. Mandrake – The Magician premiered on […]

Workers-Literature Writing Competition by Lucknow Book Club

Ever find yourself looking at photos and thinking about stories? here’s a chance to write them and maybe even win a prize! Enter the LBC Workers Literature Writing Competition and email a 150 word poem/short story/dialogue in English/Hindi to lbc.lucknow@gmail.com quoting the code in your subject line..all entries will be published on www.lucknowbookclub.com and you […]

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Asrar-ul-Haq Majaz - A Journey of Love, Hope and Nationalism

THE year was 1935. The union hall of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was brimming with students and the atmosphere was electric. A young man in sherwani stands up. He runs his hand through his long locks, and recites his poem ‘Inquilab’ in his own inimitable style – “KohsaaroN ki taraf se surkh aandhi aayegi Ja-baja […]

HAUNTINGS IN LUCKNOW: FACT OF FICTION? Part III

This article was published in The Lucknow Tribune (19th – 25th October 2013), unfortunately titled: THE GHOST WHO WALKS IN LA MARTINIERE GIRLS’ COLLEGE. Satyajit Ray in The Duel of Lucknow describes how an Indian bachelor living alone in Lucknow (during colonial times) comes across a pair of dueling pistols at an auction, and fascinated […]