ISBN 9789383098170,Legendotes of Hyderabad

Legendotes of Hyderabad

Publisher:

Niyogi Books

Rs995

Publisher

Niyogi Books

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

ISBN 9789383098170

ISBN-10 9383098171
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 258 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Biography: general

The birth of Hyderabad is rooted in two legends. One is the early-teen love affair of Prince Mohammad Quli with Bhagmati, a beautiful singer and dancer. The other is the decree issued by him as the sultan of Golkonda that a new city which should be constructed which should be a replica of heaven. When the city was ready, he named it Bhagnagar after his beloved Bhagmati. Over the five centuries following its founding in 1591, numerous new legends have come to be associated with the city, its rulers and people. Legends and anecdotes are generally considered as the gossip of history. However, in some cases they are also the stuff of history. It is not easy always to separate chaff from the grain. It was not very long ago that oral history was acknowledged as a source of history. The author has written extensively on the history and culture of Hyderabad. Here he presents a selection of some interesting legends and anecdotes relating to Hyderabad which, despite their traditional spice and flavour, are rooted in facts. The legendotes, as he calls them, form a chain of gripping snippets from the history of Hyderabad. This liberally illustrated volume thusprovides an absorbing glimpse of the history of a city much celebrated for its romantic origin and composite culture. It will be of interest both to lay readers and students of history.
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