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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

City Museum depicting Hyderabad`s history inaugurated

The City Museum, an extension of the Nizam's Museum at Purani Haveli, was thrown open to the public on Monday offering a riveting slice of history to its visitors... More at the official Website http://www.hehnmh.com/city-museum - Hear Muffakham Jah, at this inauguration.

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  • Unveiling the past, YMalaiya @ Yahoo Groups
  • Neolithic to nizam, Hyderabad, it turns out, has a 4,000-year history. A new museum aims to acquaint people with the rich heritage of the city
    Itishree Samal / Hyderabad Mar 25, 2012
    Hau (yes), nakko (no) and kaiku (why), are words still widely used by Hyderabadis. The words may sound like Bambaiyya Hindi but they are in fact Deccani Urdu. Not many locals will know the story of their own tongue. Deccani Urdu is a mix of Persian, Turkish Arabic, Khari Boli, Sanskrit and Punjabi, later influenced by Marathi. You would know this if you visited Hyderabad’s new City Museum.

    It is an initiative of the Nizam’s Jubilee Pavilion Trust, a non-profit formed in 1957. “The Trust came up with the idea of a City Museum for tourists to acquaint themselves with the history and cultural heritage of the city,” says chairman (Prince) Muffakham Jah.

    Documented history says a city first arose here when Golconda fort was built by the Kakatiya kings (11th-14th centuries CE). Modern Hyderabad began as a garden suburb outside Golconda, built by a Qutb Shahi sultan in 1591. A century later the Mughals took over, and after them the Asaf Jahs ruled Hyderabad until Independence. Under the Asaf Jahs the city grew rich trading diamonds, pearls and handicrafts.

    But Hyderabad is much older than this history suggests. In 2004, ancient objects were dug up in the IT suburb of Gachibowli. “Few Hyderabadis may know that 4,000 years ago the entire area of the city was inhabited,” says Jah. Jah is the grandson of the last Nizam. “The Museum is all about the city, its people, their creations, achievements and lifestyle.”
  • An arresting slice of history, Times of India
  • A Hyderabad you didn't know about, Times of India‎
  • "Unveiling the past". Times of India.
  • Hyderabad gets city museum: Hyderabad of yore - when musk (mishq) was sold for Rs 44 a litre (ser)Syed Akbar Journalist
  • VIDEO (2:42) Hyderabad City Museum Inaugurated By Prince Muffakham Jah (TV5) LIS Trends
  • HEH the Nizam’s Jubilee Pavilion Trust Inaugurates the City Museum, Concept Public Relations India Limited
  • Hyderabad - where diamonds were embedded in people's hearts, Charminar Connection
  • Journey into Hyderabad’s hoary past, P S Jayaram Khaleej Times
  •  The "Tarboush" Caused Egypt-Turkey Flap huffingtonpost.com --A comment by Mohammed Ayub Ali Khan: "This writer missed the fact that Tarboush is also worn in far away locations like Hyderabad where it is called the 'Roomi Topi." It's popularity is waning in the city but is still holding out. (It is not easily available as it used to be about 15 years ago.)It can also be seen in the hyderabadi diaspora communities----most prominently in New York, Chicago, and Toronto."-- See also similar thought in Turks in India by M. A. Qaiyum.