Hyderabad: A Biography, Revised and Updated by Narendra Luther

Hyderabad: A Biography, Revised and Updated

byNarendra Luther

Paperback | December 15, 2012

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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 withdiverse 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.

About The Author

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 Hyder...

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Title:Hyderabad: A Biography, Revised and UpdatedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:452 pagesPublished:December 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198090277

ISBN - 13:9780198090274

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Table of Contents

PhotographsPrefacePreface to the Paperback EditionPreface to the Revised and Updated EditionPart 1: The Beginning:1. Antenatal Scenario2. Birth of Ghagnagar3. Ma Saheba4. In Praise of Bhagnagar5. Abdullah's Humiliation6. Mendicant to Sultan7. Kuchipudi, Ramadas, and Madanna8. Madanna's Fall9. The Long SiegePart 2: A Change of Guard10. A New Titan11. Dissipation of the Legacy12. Musa Ram and Hashmat Jung13. The Resident's Playing14. A Parade of Diwans15. 'If Hyderabad is lost ...'16. The Great Diwan17. The Toddler Nizam18. Paigah's Fancy Dress Party19. Mahboob's Camelot20. The Great AchieversPart 3: End of an Order:21. A Unique Collection22. The Masters of Verse23. Chunnu Nawab and the 'Balishter'24. The Troubled Decades25. Nazar for the Nizam26. 'Head Over Heart'27. 'Rabbit in a Hutch'28. Dissent and Sanity29. The Short March30. The Debacle31. Hope, Despair, Hope32. An Escape and a Sentence33. A Call to ArmsPart 4: Dawan of Democracy:34. The Transition35. Chief Ministers Galore36. Politics of the Theatre37. The e-Governance38. The Seething Cauldron39. EpilogueNotesBibliographyOral History ReferencesIndex