articles by Bakhtiar K Dadabhoy

Life

The mysterious ascent of Salar Jung I from obscurity to power: Read an excerpt from The Magnificent Diwan

Bakhtiar K Dadabhoy, author of The Magnificent Diwan, lays down the life and times of Salar Jung I, also providing a social and political history of Hyderabad, recounting how Salar Jung decisively shaped the city's politics and economics for almost three decades of the latter half of the 19th century.