9780198090274

Hyderabad (OIP) A Biography (Revised and Updated Edition)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780198090274

  • ISBN10:

    0198090277

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/13/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Starting with the period prior to the city's birth in 1591, the book presents an unbroken and colourful chronicle of Hyderabad, one of contemporary India's most important cities. Charting the city's fascinating march from Bhagnagar to Hyderabad to 'Cyberabad', this story is replete with diverse engaging, eccentric, and often daring characters, some of whose lives are stranger than fiction. Narendra Luther describes the origin and evolution of Hyderabad's unique composite culture, which has continued to attract people since its founding by its poet-builder. Retaining the basic information from the original, this paperback edition includes a new chapter and updated information.

Author Biography


Narendra Luther is an authority on the history and culture of Hyderabad. A former bureaucrat, he has held several senior positions in the Government of India as well as in the State Government of Andhra Pradesh. He has also translated Sidq Jaisi's Darbaar-e-Durbaar into English, titled The Nocturnal Court: The Life of a Prince of Hyderabad (OUP, 2004).

Table of Contents


Photographs
Preface
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface to the Revised and Updated Edition
PART 1: THE BEGINNING:
1. Antenatal Scenario
2. Birth of Bhagnagar
3. Ma Saheba
4. In Praise of Bhagnagar
5. Abdullah's Humiliation
6. Mendicant to Sultan
7. Kuchipudi, Ramadas, and Madanna
8. Madanna's Fall
9. The Long Siege
PART 2: A CHANGE OF GUARD:
10. A New Titan
11. Dissipation of the Legacy
12. Musa Ram and Hashmat Jung
13. The Resident's Playing
14. A Parade of Diwans
15. 'If Hyderabad is lost '
16 The Great Diwan
17. The Toddler Nizam
18. Paigah's Fancy Dress Party
19. Mahboob's Camelot
20. The Great Achievers
PART 3: END OF AN ORDER:
21. A Unique Collection
22. The Masters of Verse
23. Chunnu Nawab and the 'Balishter'
24. The Troubled Decades
25. Nazar for the Nizam
26. 'Head Over Heart'
27. 'Rabbit in a Hutch'
28. Dissent and Sanity
29. The Short March
30. The Debacle
31. Hope, Despair, Hope
32. An Escape and a Sentence
33. A Call to Arms
PART 4: DAWAN OF DEMOCRACY:
34. The Transition
35. Chief Ministers Galore
36. Politics of the Theatre
37. The e-Governance
38. The Seething Cauldron
39. Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Oral History References
Index

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