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Charminar & Street Scene Hyderabad – Old Postcard 1905

This is an old 1905 postcard of the Charminar and street scene of Hyderabad. Once one of the largest and richest provinces in British India ruled by the Nizam. According to the 1930s British Indian book “The Handbook of India”, it starts with the rule of Andhra Kings mentioned in the famous inscriptions of Emperor Ashoka. Followed by Hindu dynasties of Chalukyas, Rashtrakutras, and Yadavas, until 1294.

The Sultan of Delhi conquered the Deccan which came under various Muslim rulers since then. That included the Mughal Empire. Hyderabad was founded in 1591 by the Qutb Shahi Ruler Muhammed Quli Qutb Shah. After the expansion of the Mughal Empire, they appointed a Nizam as the viceroy. It broke away from the Mughal Empire in the 1720s. Seen in the picture is the Charminar and a street of Hyderabad.

Read more The History Of The Charminar. 

Did you know- the Charminar is reported to be the first building of Hyderabad. 

From the collection- Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Shivaji” Oleograph Print., British Family At Dal Lake Colonial Era – Old Photo 1895., Lighthouse On Kennery Island Mumbai – Old Print 1868., Vintage Book 1877 – Illustrated India: Its Princes And People 

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.