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Hyderabad Freedom Movement

During the reign of Nizam Sikandar Jah, Raja Rao Rambha Nimbalkar and Noor-ui-oomra, the two nobles of the court of Hyderabad became the rallying personalities of the discontended sepoys of the East India Company The changes affected m the army uniform was interpreted by the sepoys as a calculated move of converting them to Christianity and it triggered off disaffection A number of soldiers deserted the company, and joined the forces of Raja Rao Rambha Nimbalkar and Noor-ul-oomra The Resident succeeded in suppressing the discontent of the troops and prevailed upon the Nizam to take strong action against the two nobels Accordingly Nimbalkar was banished to his jagir and Noor-ul-oomra was dismissed from service Raja Mahipat Ram , the Governor of Berar exercised a great influence on Nizam Sikandar Jah. The Resident of Hyderabad got wind of the Raja’s efforts to persuade the Nizam to enter into an alliance with the Holkars and Sindhias who were spearheading a revolt against the B

Asaf Jahi Dynasty - The Nizams

Asaf Jahis ( 1724 AD - 1948 AD)  1724 A.D - I748 A.D:  Asaf Jah I -  Mir Kamar-ud-din / Nizam-ul-Mulk Asaf Jah, the first Nizam, was born in 167I A.D., at Delhi, where he, at an early age, attracted the favourable notice of the emperor Aurangzeb. His original name was Kamar-ud-din, and the title of Asaf Jah was conferred upon him by the emperor Muhammud Shah when he obtained the keys of the fortress of Golconda. He was at that time engaged in re-conquering the posses- sions of the Delhi emperor in southern India, and about the year 1730 A.D. he was confirmed in his appointment as Viceroy of the Deccan by the emperor Muhammud Shah, who not only sent him the title of Asaf Jah, but also some jewels and an elephant,and told him to settle the country, repress the turbulent, punish the rebels, and cherish the people. In 1748 he died in camp, near Burhanpur, and his body was interred near the fort of Daulatabad, where his tomb may be seen to-day. 1748 A.D - 1750 A.D: Mir Ahmed Khan, Nasir Jun

Palakuriki Somantha

Name: Palakuriki Somantha or Palakurti Somanatha (1160 AD to 1240 AD) Birth Place and Residence : Palakurthi Village, Palakurthi Mandal, Jangaon District in Telangana State. Parents: His father was Siva and his mother Parvati. Teacher : Ivatuuri Somana Books : Basava Purana and Panditaradhya Charitamu. In his first book Anubhavasara in Telugu and even in his other Telugu work Basavapurana he mentions his mother is Parvati and father is Siva.  Somanatha mentions in his Basava Purana Avatarika that he was a disciple of Kattakuri Potidevara. In the Introductory passages of his Panditaradhya Charitra, Somanatha mentions that he was the disciple of grand son of  B alideva Vemaradhya.Somanatha's literary guru was Karasthali Viswanatha. Life Period of Somantha Maha Kavi Palkuriki Somanatha lived in Palakurthi between 1160 AD to 1240 AD. He was one of the most noted Telugu language writers of the 13th century. He was also an accomplished writer in Kannada and Sanskrit languages and penned

Parkal Massacre - September 2, 1947

On September 2, 1947, a patriotic desire to hoist national flag in Parkal, then a small village in Warangal district, had ended a brutal massacre committed by Razakars. Nizam’s men pumped bullets into people who had gathered in the town to hoist the tri-colour The memories of the carnage are still remembered by the elders who witnessed the incident at that time. The incident has been referred to as the ‘Jallianwala Bagh’ of the south by former Premier P V Narasimha Rao. It may be recalled that after Indian Independence on August 15, 1947, erstwhile Nizams of Hyderabad denied joining Indian Union and also enforced suppression against hoisting the tri-colour employing tyrannical army of Razakars. Anguished at not being allowed to hoist the national flag, the residents of Parkal and surrounding villages planned to raise the flag on September 2 to celebrate the Independence and gathered near a ground in Parkal. But an official of Nizams’ regime Ziauallah Khan cautioned the public to d

Telangana Timeline

  Telangana is separated from Andhra Pradesh and became 29 state of India on June 2 2014 with Hyderabad as it capital. Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao popularly known as KCR became the first chief minister.

Damascus or Wootz steel of Telangana

Iron Age may have come into existence in Telangana much before the rest of the world. At least that's   the conclusion reached by archaeologists excavating the University of Hyderabad campus who found iron artifacts dating back to roughly 2,200 BC has a long tradition of metallurgy. One of the noteworthy scientific and technological products of old India was Telangana steel, also called Wootz, Ukku or Damascus steel. Its origins can be traced back as far as 500 A.D. Apparently, The Raw Ore Used To Make The Legendary 'Damascus Steel' Came From Telangana!  Known for their skills since 300 AD, blacksmiths of Telangana had a glorious past. Interestingly, a team of researchers that was fascinated by the high quality of Tipu Sultan’s sword that was put for Sotheby’s auction in 2012 in London wanted to find out the origin of the majestic sabre. The sword was auctioned for an enormous 502,500 pounds. The team comprised of Bangalore-based National Institute for Advanced

Chityala Ailamma

Name : Chityala Ailamma or Chakali Ailamma (1919–1985) Born : 1919, Krishnapuram, Raiparthy Mandal, Warangal Died : Sep 10, 1985 Palakurthi, Jangaon. Spouse : Chityala Narsaiah Children : 4 Sons and 1 Daughter Somu Narsamma. Profession : Farmer, Social Activist, Social Reformer She belongs to Rajaka caste so her name became Chakali Ailamma.Poor with no formal education, a legend in the Telangana armed struggle. Chityala Ailamma's struggle to establish her right to cultivate her own landmarks in a sense was the beginning of the Telangana Peasant Struggle. She became an inspiration for many people in Telangana region. She took 4 acres of land for rent (koulu) to cultivate land from a local landlord kondala rao. But, Patwari Veeramaneni Sheshagiri rao did not like that and started giving trouble to leave the land and asked her to come work in his own field. Around the same time Andhra Maha Sabha led by Communits gave a call to revolt conducted many militant str