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The Nocturnal Court: Darbaar-e-Durbaar'- The Life of a Prince of Hyderabad

The Nocturnal Court: Darbaar-e-Durbaar'- The Life of a Prince of Hyderabad (Hardback)

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This is a first hand account of life in the early twentieth century, in the court of the last Nizam of Hyderabad. Taken from the diary of Sidq Jaisi, a poet-courtier, it has been sensitively translated from the original Urdu by Narendra Luther. Jaisi recounts the splendour and the decay of court life in vivid detail. Ruled by the arbitrary whims of an extravagantly hedonistic Prince, the court is a hotbed of intrigue and sycophancy. The poets Maleehabadi and Fami, the singer Begum Akhtar and other compelling characters are shown competing for recognition as the feudal system goes into its final decline.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian history Publisher: OUP India Publication Date: 15/04/2004 ISBN-13: 9780195666052  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Narenda Luther is a novelist, film-maker and well known authority on the history of Hyderabad.

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