Narendra Luther is a leading authority on Hyderabad, having authored many books on the city and its various aspects like rocks etc. In this book he narrates Legends and Anecdotes of the city’s past, most of which are related to the Sultans, Nizams and their ministers who ruled the region from the city. Stories range from the oldest residents of the region – its rocks to foundation laying of the city of Hyderabad to Nizam’s education, their obsessions and how people were expected to behave in their presence. If you do not know the city and its past very well, you would really enjoy it.
I always wondered how did the Nizam become the riches person on earth and this book throws some light on it – it was all about collecting Nazar from anyone who had any money to offer to Nizam. He would send some small gift Continue reading