Very rarely, you will find a historic occurence documented by multiple contemporaries in positions of note with their divergent point of views giving us multiple prisms to have a look at the same occurence, thereby ensuring helping us sift out fact from fiction and to eliminate the bias of the author. One such historic occurence… Read More The Fall of Hyderabad – First Hand Sources
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?
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
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
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
This discussion in British Parliament on 23 June 1948 presents two intersting facets of the Hyderabad problem. One – Churchill, who declared he is not going to preside over the dissolution of the British Empire tries desperately to inflict his vendetta by creating troubles to India. On the other side, the acts of British government… Read More Churchill and Hyderabad – 23 Jun 1948
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