Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Nizam of Hyderabad

Nizam palace
India since 1719, belonging to Asaf Jha dynasty .The dynasty was founded by Mir Qamar-Ud -din Siddiki, a viceroy of the Deccan under the Mughal emperors from 1713-1721 and who immediately ruled under the title Asaf Jah in 1724, and after Aurangazeb's death in 1707,  the Mughal empire crumbled and the viceroy in Hydderabad, the young Asaf Jah, declared himself independent.From 1798 Hyderabad was one of the princely states of British India, but retained control of its internal afairs.Seven Nizams ruled Hyderabad for two centuries until Indian Independence in 1947.
The Asaf Jahi dynasty originated in the origin around Samarkand, but the family came to India from Baghdad in the late 17th century.
A legend about the first  Nizam states that once he was on a hunting trip and he was asked by a monk to take as many bread as he could , he could take only seven. Tnat is the number of the seven Nizams.