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  • n. Plural form of nizam.


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  • The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb overthrew the Qutb Shahis in 1687, but Mughal rule was relatively short-lived: In 1724, viceroy Asaf Jah took control over Hyderabad, kicking off the age of the native sovereigns known as nizams.

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  • For a visceral sense of the nizams 'power and wealth, it may be best to visit the newly restored Chowmahalla Palace, whose construction originally began in 1750.

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  • The garrison, twenty or more Albanian nizams, were brought to the headquarters, and we all turned out to see them.

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  • The new Indian democracy meant that families and clans like ours, princely states headed by maharanas, maharajas and nizams, were stripped of their property and governing rights.

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  • A captain of the Turkish nizams, who had commanded one of the little fortresses beyond Niksich, and who surrendered to Socica when he knew that his tower was undermined and would be blown up in a minute if he did not surrender, declined to be released, as he knew that, whatever might happen to his men, he would be shot for surrendering, and no account taken of the necessity of saving the life of his men, to say nothing of his own.

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  • the former domain of the nizams, Hyderabad's pre-independence Muslim rulers, it's easy to gaze at the desk in the hotel's study and imagine the Jacob Diamond there. News


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