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September 17, 1948

  On 17 September, 1948, Indian armed forces took control of the princely state of Hyderabad in a “police action”, ending the 200-year-old Nizam rule and merging the vast Hyderabad Deccan region, which comprised present-day Telangana, parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka into India The Nizam who was a Muslim ruler—administered over the majority Hindu subjects—conferring enormous powers to feudal landlords, who in turn exploited the masses. Urdu was encouraged over native Telugu as medium of instruction and in administration, making education and jobs inaccessible to locals. The freedom movement too had an impact on the Hyderabad state as the Congress and the Communists became politically active opposing the Nizam’s rule. The Communists led a popular resistance called Telangana peasants’ armed struggle starting from 1946 against the feudal landlords and the Nizam’s rule. India gained independence from Britain on 15 August, 1947, and the Nizam, already weakened by the peasant revolt was un
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