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History of Hyderabad State & Nizams of Hyderabad

22-SEP-2015 14:33

    History of Hyderabad was established under the variety of kingdom. For example- the Chalukya kingdom, whose feudal chieftains, the Kakatiyas, in 1321 AD, the Sultanate of Delhi under the command of Muhammad bin Tughluq,  Bahmani Sultanate, the Masunuri Nayakas, the Vijayanagara , Nizam and British. Chin Qilich khan had been given the title of Nizam-ul- Mulk and had been made the governor of the Deccan. In 1722 he was made the Wazir but soon afterwards he returned to the Deccan and consolidated the hold over the region. His successors were called the Nizams of Hyderabad. The Nizams of Hyderabad ruled over Hyderabad for the two centuries and added the colour of immense growth both culturally and economically.


    • Nzam-ul-Mulk: He was founder of Hyderabad as a State. He signed Treaty of Bhopal in 1738 with the Peshwa act as arbitrator at the Battle of Karnal in AD 1739.
    • Nasir Jung: He was executed by the Muzzaffar Jung who was the Sister’s son.
    • Muzzafar Jung: He set up to the throne with the help of French but his rule came to an end with his accidental death.
    • Salabat Jung: He becomes ruler with the help of the French.

    Nizam of Hyderabad were great follower of art, culture and literature. They built Salajung Museum in Hyderabad and Chow Mahalla Palace.


    History of Hyderabad written with rise and fall of Kingdoms but the real founder of the State was Nizam-ul-Mulk who not only defined the territorial boundary but also added the state of exemplar both culturally and economically.

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