Hyderabad State

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Hyderabad State
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Presidency:
Coordinates: 17.366°N 78.476°E
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Present Day Details
Place Name: Hyderabad District
State/Province: Pradesh Andra Pradesh
Country: India
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Hyderabad State, also referred to as the Nizam's Dominions, was the largest of the Princely states. Not formally a part of British India, the mainly Hindu state was ruled by a series of hereditary Muslim princes called 'Nizam' (from Nizam-ul-Mulk - Administrator of the Realm [1]) from 1724 to September 1948 when it was forcibly integrated into the Indian Union and the Nizam deposed.

The state had borders with the Madras Presidency to the south, the Bombay Presidency to the west and Berar and the Central Provinces to the north. Its capital was the city of Hyderabad: immediately to the capital's north lay Secunderabad, a city in its own right and a military cantonment under direct British rule. Collectively, the two were often referred to as the 'Twin Cities'.

Records

British Library Records

  • Baptisms,Marriages and Burials - Indian (Princely) States 1890-1946, N/5. These records appear to be on the LDS beta Family Search website, refer IGI
  • Histories of Service, 1879-1903 - V/12/429-33
  • Civil Lists, 1875-1903 - V/13/1225-32

Books

List of inscriptions on tombs or monuments in H.E.H. the Nizam's dominions : with biographical notes by O.S. Crofton. Hyderabad, published under the authority of His Exalted Highness the Nizam's Govt, 1941. Available at the British Library.

This India List thread gives the names of the cemeteries in 1939, probably taken from the book above.

See also external links below.

LDS Microfilms

A keyword search in the LDS Library Catalogue for Hyderabad shows entries

Related articles

Hyderabad Contingent

External links

Inscriptions from some old tombs in Hyderabad Statefrom Inscriptions on Tombs or monuments in Madras by J J Cotton 1905 archive.org

Historical books online

Other

  • "Reprinting Deccan heritage" The Hindu, Jan 14, 2010 talks about the reprint of the book Glimpses of The Nizam's Dominions being an exhaustive photographic history of the Hyderabad state, Deccan, India. With nearly 600 superbly reproduced views by Claude Campbell first published in 1898.

Maps

Hyderbad State map Imperial Gazetteer of India Vol 26 Atlas 1909

References

  1. "Nizam", Wikipedia