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The lost world

The lost world By William Dalrymple The rulers of Hyderabad, once the richest people in the world, were ruined by politics and family feuds. Now their cultural heritage is being restored. Sixty years ago, four months after British rule had come to an end in India, the Nizam of Hyderabad, then the richest man in the world, was still refusing… Read more →

All That Glistened

“ALL THAT GLISTENED” By William Dalrymple The Sunday TimesĀ (London) – November 15, 1998 Hyderabad was India’s Shangri-la, a land of palaces and harems ruled by a mad and monied despot. WILLIAM DALRYMPLE uncovers its diamond-studded, djinn-soaked past “Fibs,” said Mir Moazam Hussain. “That’s what every one of your generation thinks I’m telling, at least when I talk about Hyderabad in… Read more →