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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 ) 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'.
There were also other military cantonment under direct British rule. Records of baptisms, marriages and burials which occurred in the cantonments under British rule, will be found in the usual sources. At least for some periods these cantonments were regarded as part of the Madras Presidency.
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
- List of Local Officers of the Nizam's Army, 1807-1853 by Humphry Bullock. Second edition, printed for the subscribers: Rawalpindi, 1938. Available at the British Library 
- 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.
Inscriptions from some old tombs in Hyderabad State from Inscriptions on Tombs or monuments in Madras by J J Cotton 1905 archive.org
Historical books online
- Memoir and correspondence of General James Stuart Fraser of the Madras Army by Colonel Hastings Fraser, 2nd edition 1885. Archive.org. General Fraser was in India 1799 to February 1853, the last fourteen years as Resident at Hyderabad
- British Relations With Hyderabad (1798-1843) by Nani Gopal Chaudhuri.1964. Pdf download, Digital Library of India.
- The Nizam: his History and Relations with the British Government by Henry George Briggs 1861 Volume 1, Archive.org Volume 2, Google Books
- Our Faithful Ally The Nizam by Captain Hastings Fraser 1865 Google Books
- Historical and descriptive sketch of His Highness the Nizam's Dominions Volume 1 by Syed Hossain Bilgrami and C Willmott of H H’s Civil Service 1883 Archive.org
- Hints on irregular cavalry: its conformation, management and use in both a military and political point of view by Capt Charles Farquhar Trower, H. H. The Nizam’s Cavalry 1845 Google Books
- Gazetteer Of Aurangabad 1884 Published under the orders of His Highness the Nizam’s Government. Archive.org
- Gazetteer of the Nizam’s Dominion-Aurangabad District originally published 1884, Gazetteers Department of the Govt of Maharashtra (archived)
- Journals kept in Hyderabad, Kashmir, Sikkim, and Nepal by Sir Richard Temple 1887. Volume I Hathi Trust Digital Library; Volume II Archive.org
- British Enactments in Force in Native States: Southern India (Hyderabad) by J M Macpherson 2nd edition 1900. Archive.org
- Imperial Gazetteer of India: Provincial Series Hyderabad State 1909 Archive,org
- Modern Hyderabad by John Law 1914 Archive.org
- "Report on the Hyderabad Medical School" Selections from the Records of the Government of India, Foreign Department] No. XXXIV 1861
- Pictorial Hyderabad Volume I by K.Krishnaswamy Mudiraj1929 Archive.org. May require a Djvu or BitTorrent plug-in for ease of reading. Volume I: Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Other files are also available on the DLI, but not currently (2015/12) Volume II, published in 1934.
- The following books are available to read online on Digital Library of India website.
- The Hyderabad Almanac and Directory for 1892. No contents page. List of Principal European and Anglo-Indian Residents in Hyderabad computer page 170
- 1936 Hyderabad Directory Contents, computer page 5; Who's Who, computer page 226; Lawyers, computer page 282 Doctors, page 291
- The Classified List Of Officers Of Civil Department H.E.H.The Nizams Government 1932, 1934, 1939 are available to download as pdfs on OUDL (Osmania University Digital Library). Also available to read online on Digital Library of India website, which also has editions for additional years.
- "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.
Hyderbad State map Imperial Gazetteer of India Vol 26 Atlas 1909
- "Nizam", Wikipedia
- If there are difficulties finding this book in the British Library catalogue, identifying numbers are UIN: BLL01000527926 and System number 000527926.