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Perhaps the best example of #AmalgamationArchitecture and the cultural inclusiveness of #Hyderabad under the Nizam is #OsmaniaUniversity Arts College founded in 1918. It's the 1st Indian university to have Urdu (a modern language) as medium of instruction (as opposed to Persian).
Under the last Nizam, Osman Ali Pasha, #Hyderabad was thriving as a center of learning, innovation and technological advancement, free from the dark shadow of colonialism that gripped most of the Subcontinent. Hyderabad was quite insulated from India...
...and developed its own culture, architectural styles, cuisine, and most importantly, language. People from India were referred to as Hindustani and so was their language. The language of Hyderabad was Dakhani (of Deccan), which is very distinct from Hindi or Urdu...
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Here are a few assorted mosques built during the Asaf Jahi dynasty, which ruled Hyderabad from the 1700s all the way up until a couple of years after Indian independence.
#MosquesofIndia #MosquesofHyderabad

The #Nizam built two schools side by side in typical Asaf Jahi style...
...of architecture, Madrasa-e-Mahbubia for girls and Madrasa-e-Aliya for boys at #Abids. The Jama Masjid Aliya is contained in this heritage complex, right next to ASI.
Spanish Mosque #Begumpet or Masjid Iqbal-ud-Daula is a Paigah mosque inspired by Moorish Architecture built bu the Paigah noble family. This is Indo-Saracenic Architecture, a revivalist style by European architects, a sort of Eastern version of Neo-classical style in Europe.
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...first a warning: if you're the kind who gets yourself offended because you didn't get a joke, you may want to go read something else for the next couple of days.
(I also have a pretty controversial eponymous magazine.) But trust me, I'm not an anti-national!
I’m an architect with a BArch from CSIIT Secunderabad (the twin city that Hyderabad absorbed) and an MArch in Architecture + Urbanism from the Design Research Lab at the Architectural Association, London. Though my practice is very much driven by technology and experimentation... passion also remains deeply-rooted in history and built heritage. Studying architecture in Hyderabad was a unique learning experience that was as valuable outside of the studio (if not more so) as within...
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