Operation Polo – Did the Hyderabadi Army fight the War?

Sometimes, history is that obfuscated that you need to knit it from multiple sources. This can happene even in the case of modern history where, in some areas, considerable effort is spent to obfuscate information. This generally happens as a consequence of a change of government – Britain leaving India because of which they burnt many… Read More Operation Polo – Did the Hyderabadi Army fight the War?

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Jung-e-Azadi – Maqdoom Mohiuddin

Finally…after a search for years. Maqdoom’s iconic battle cry against the Razakar Movement in Hyderabad. Ye jung hai jung-e-azadi, azadi ke parcham ke tale Hum Hind ke rehne vaalonki, mehkoomonki, majbooronki, Azadi ke matwaalonki, Dehkaanonki, majdooronki Saara sansaar hamara hai Purab paschim uttar dakhkhin Hum Afrangi, Hum Amreeki Hum Cheeni java jaane watan Hum surkh sipahi… Read More Jung-e-Azadi – Maqdoom Mohiuddin

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The Curtain Falls – Hyderabad Discussion in British Parliament – 24 Sep 1948

LORD VANSITTART The noble Viscount, Lord Cecil of Chelwood, has asked to-day, and urgently asked—I thank him for that word—for an efficient international machine to prevent aggression. Amen to that! I only wish that that could be fulfilled. But for that major purpose we must recognise that the United Nations are dead. They have been… Read More The Curtain Falls – Hyderabad Discussion in British Parliament – 24 Sep 1948

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Annexation of Hyderabad – The Drama in British Parliament

14 September 1948 The Marquess of Salisbury Before I come to that, however, there is one matter which I cannot allow to pass without comment, and that is the recent deplorable happenings in Hyderabad. Your Lordships will have read the news of the invasion of that State with a sense of severe shock. The Nizam… Read More Annexation of Hyderabad – The Drama in British Parliament

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HYDERABAD: Silver Jubilee Durbar – Time Magazine 22 Feb 1937

India has no native state so rich, potent and extensive as Hyderabad which is about the size of the United Kingdom and there last week the Royal Family of the Asatia Dynasty celebrated the Silver Jubilee of “The Richest Man in the World,” Lieut. General His Exalted Highness Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan, the Nizam… Read More HYDERABAD: Silver Jubilee Durbar – Time Magazine 22 Feb 1937

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