The Last Nizam: An Indian Prince in the Australian Outback

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Pan Macmillan, 2007 - Hyderabad (India) - 382 pages
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In early 1972, the Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar arrived in Western Australia and bought himself an outback station, beginning one of the most incongruous episodes in the history of India's richest princely dynasty. The Last Nizam is the story of an extraordinary dynasty, the Nizams of Hyderabad, and how the last Nizam gave up a kingdom to come to the backblocks of outback Australia. With vivid detail and anecdote the book charts the rise of the dynasty to fabulous wealth and prominence under the Mughal emperors of India. Above all it describes the strange sometimes comic, sometimes tragic life of Mukarram Jah, the last Nizam, who left behind him the fabulous wealth of Golconda and the palaces of Hyderabad to drive bulldozers in the Australian bush.

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

The rather amazing story of the decline of the grandest hereditary princedom in India following democratic reforms in 1947. The last Nizam inherits an empty title in 1967, along with one of the world ... Read full review

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Very Good book that give the insight of glorious life the nizam had

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