Nov 22, 2014

Hyderabad Vintage Photographs Collection - Date Unknown

Hyderabad  is the sixth largest city in India and capital city of the Indian state of Telangana and for Andhra Pradesh also for ten years.
Established in 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, Hyderabad remained under the rule of the Qutb Shahi dynasty for nearly a century before the Mughals captured the region. In 1724, Mughal viceroy Asif Jah I declared his sovereignty and created his own dynasty, also known as the Nizams of Hyderabad. The Hyderabad State ultimately became a princely state during British rule, and remained so for 150 years. (Wikipedia)

Here you can see some rare vintage photos from Life Archive hosted by Google. Unfortunately date and other details are not available from Life Archive.

Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah , the 5th ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty built Charminar in 1591 shortly after he had shifted his capital from Golkonda to what is now known as Hyderabad.[1]. He built this famous structure to commemorate the elimination of a plague epidemic from this city. He is said to have prayed for the end of a plague that was ravaging his city and vowed to build a masjid (Islamic mosque) at the very place where he was praying.

Source: Life Archive hosted by Google