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First posted on March 5th 2004, last revised on May 20th 2010

The Golconda Sultanate, terminating the older Kingdom of Golconda (since c.1364) was established in Telangana in 1463 as a vassall of the Bahmani Sultanate. It was ruled by the Qutb Shahi Dynasty. Golconda declared' independence in 1518. Golconda served as the capital from 1463 to 1589, when the capital was moved to newly-built Hyderabad. In 1687 Golconda was conquered and annexed by the Mughal Empire.
In the early 18th century the Mughal Empire disintegrated. Chin Qulich Khan Asaf Jah Imir Qamaruddin Siddiqi, granted the title Nizam-ul-Mulk by the Mughal Emperor, established what was to become the Nizamate of Hyderabad, ruled by the Asaf Jahi Dynasty. Hyderabad was one of the largest princely states where the E.I.C., and in her succession, British India, applied indirect rule. In 1853 Berar was split from Hyderabad.
When India was released into independence in 1947, the Nizam of Hyderabad rejected the call of the Union of India to join it. In 1948 Indian forces occupied Hyderabad; the Nizam was deposed, the territory partitioned. Presently Hyderabad territory is divided among Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Within the region of Telangana (Andhra Pradesh) there is a movement aiming at the formation of a separate state by that name.

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Country Profiles Current Article : History of Hyderabad, India, from Wikipedia
History of Hyderabad, from Hyderabad Online
Links Category : History of Hyderabad, India, from Wikipedia
Organizations on Asian History International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA)
Timelines Far East Kingdoms : Golconda/Golkunda, Hyderabad, from History Files
Accounts of History Article : History of Hyderabad, India, from Wikipedia
History of Hyderabad, from Hyderabad Online
Muhammad Qasim Hindu Shah Astarabadi Firishtah, History of the rise of the Mahomedan power in India till the year A.D. 1612, trsl. by J. Briggs, vol.1, vol.2, vol.3, 1829, GB
Politics J. Sutherland, Sketches of the relations subsisting between the British Government in India and the Different Native States, 1837, GB ; numerous entries on Hyderabad
K. Leonard, The Hyderabad Political System and its Participants
Military Article : Golkonda : the Fort, from Wikipedia
Economy & Finances
Religion Diocese of Hyderabad-Deccan, from Catholic Encyclopedia
Regional History Article : Berar Province, from Wikipedia
Local History Article : Golkonda, from Wikipedia

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon)
Article : Qutb Shahi Dynasty (1518-1687), from Wikipedia
Article : Nizam, from Wikipedia
Population Figures India : historical demographical data of the administrative divisions, from Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer, has population data for Hyderabad
Documents Historical Newspapers Kranten Historisch [historical newspapers]
Hyderabad, The last great princely state bows to India, pp.104-110 in Life 27 Sept. 1948, GB
Image Databanks
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK)
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Constitutions, Laws
Treaties Hyderabad, pp.1-118 in vol.5 of A Collection of Treaties, Engagements, and Sunnuds, Relating to India and Neighbouring Countries, 1864, GB
Treaty with the Nizam, 12 Oct 1800, pp.180-186 in British and foreign state papers 1816-1817 1838, GB
Document Collections
Historical Maps Map of Hyderabad (city), from Maps of India
An atlas of the southern part of India, including plans of all the principal towns & cantonments, reduced from the grand trigonometrical survey of India, shewing also the Tenasserim provinces, 1854, IA, has Hyderabad circars maps
Maps : Eastern Hemisphere 550 B.C., Eastern Hemisphere 527 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 500 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 400 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 335 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 323 BC, Easern Hemisphere 300 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 200 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 100 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 050 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 001 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 050 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 100 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 200 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 300 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 400 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 450 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 500 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 565 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 600 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 610 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 700 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 800 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 900 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1000 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1025 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1100 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1200 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1300 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1400 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1500 AD, by Thomas Lessman
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Haidarabad, from Meyers Konversationslexikon, 1885-1892 edition, in German, posted by Retro Bibliothek
Articles : Hyderabad, India (State), Hyderabad, India (Capital), from Encyclopaedia Britannica 1911 edition, posted by Classic Encyclopedia
Economic Golconda, p.115 in J.Chr. Schedel, Historisches Handbuch für Kaufleute, 1793, in German, GB
Das ehemalige Königreich Golconda, pp.369-372 in vol.1 of Chr. Meiners, Betrachtungen über die Fruchtbarkeit, oder Unfruchtbarkeit, über den vormahligen und gegenwärtigen Zustand der vornehmsten Länder in Asien, 1795, in German, GB
Geographical The Coast of Golconda, pp.251-256 in J. Huddart, The oriental navigator, or, New directions for sailing to and from the East, 1801, GB
The Province of Hyderabad, pp.122-142 in vol.2 of W. Hamilton, A geographical, statistical, and historical description of Hindostan and the Adjacent Countries, 1820, GB
Hyderabad, pp.364-365 in The Edinburgh Gazetteer, or Geographical Dictionary, 1822, GB
Province of Hyderabad, pp.156-157 in vol.3 of C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography: or a Description of all Parts of the World, 1825, GB
Hyderabad, p.563 in vol.4 of J. Bell, A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific, 1836, GB
Hyderabad, p.454 in vol.3 of G.N. Wright, A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer, 1836, GB
Hydrabad, p.470 in S.A. Mitchell, Mitchell's geographical reader: a system of modern geography 1840, GB
Historical Kingdom of Golconda, pp.239-243 in vol.1 of Th. Salmon, Modern History or the Present State of All Nations, 1744, GB
Golconda, p.525 in vol.2 of J.Chr. Iselin, Neu-vermehrtes historisch- und geographisches allgemeines Lexicon, 1747, in German, GB
El Reyno de Golconda, p.101 in vol.7 of P.M. Velarde, Geographia Historica, 1752, in Spanish, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Staten Generaal Digitaal (Dutch Parliament, 1900-1994)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives A.P. Archives and Research Institute, Hyderabad, from Asia Rooms
Musea Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, India
National Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag of Hyderabad, from FOTW
Coins, Banknotes Deccan Sultanates : Bijapur, Golkonda, Ahmednagar, Bidar and Berar Coins, Hyderabad Nijam Coins, from My Collection of South India Coins, by Rajesh Kotha
Hyderabad State Copper Coins
Pre-Colonial India & Princely States: Coinage, from RBI Monetary Museum, scroll down for Hyderabad

Bibliographies general RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
ISBN Database
Online Libraries general Internet Archives
Gutenberg Library Online
on India Digital Library of India
Online Journals Guides Electronic Journals Online
General Accounts
Specific Topics Y. Vaikuntham, State, Economy and Social Transformation. Hyderabad State 1724-1948, New elhi : Manohar 2002 [G]
Veldurti Manik Rao, Freedom Movement in Hyderabad, Govt. of India, Min. of Information and Broadcasting, Publications Division, New Delhi 1989 [G]
Masood Ali Khan, The History of the Urdu Press. A case study of Hyderabad, New Delhi : Classical Publishing Company 1995 [G]
Sheela Raj, Mediaevalism to Modernism. Socio-economic and Cultural History of Hyderabad 1869-1911, Bombay : Popular Prakashan 1987 [G]
Omar Khaldi, Memoirs of Cyril Jones. People, Society, and Railways in Hyderabad, New Delhi : Manohar 1991 [G]
Historical Atlasses C. Collin Davies, An Historical Atlas of the Indian Peninsula, Oxford : UP, 2nd edition, 1959 [G]
Historical and Cultural Maps, National Atlas of India Vol.8, published by National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation, Calcutta 1983, edited by G.K . Dutt, S.K. Biswas [G]
J.E. Schwartzberg, A Historical Atlas of South Asia, Chicago : UP 1978 [G]
Statistical Data IHS : B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics. Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000, London : Palgrave 2003 [G]
Yearbook Entries Britannica Book of the Year Hyderabad, 1913 p. 618 (on events of 1912) [G]
Statesman's Year-Book India and Dependencies : Hyderabad, 1926 p.167, 1928 p.167, 1929 p.167, 1932 p.169, 1933 pp.171-172, 1937 pp.183-184, 1942 p.174, 1943 p.172 [G]

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