- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Picador (1 December 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330451383
- ISBN-13: 978-0330451383
- Package Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,07,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Last Nizam: The rise and fall of India's greatest princely state Paperback – 1 Dec 2006
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About the Author
John Zubrzycki is an award-winning journalist who has travelled and worked in India over the past 30 years. He is currently a senior writer for the Australian and lives in Sydney.
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After reading this book, I don't think anyone can do more justice to chronicling the Rise and Fall of India's greatest princely state and how it ended with the Eighth Nizam, Mukarram Jah.
I will only quote William Dalrymple here who says about the book
"John Zubrzycki has pulled off a remarkable coup: The Last Nizam is the sort of amazing, jaw-dropping and almost completely unexplored and unwritten story that writers of non-fiction spend their lives dreaming of."
Absolutely...Highly highly recommend this racy, fast paced, yet detail oriented thoroughly researched, thrilling, intriguing and scandalous real-life story of the Nizams of Hyderabad...an extraordinary dynasty indeed
However reader might get lost once the final few chapters begin('Like discs of setting Sun' and 'Losing it') containing the details of all the litigation and legal battles of Mukarram Jah that brought him down from the throne of Hyderabad to dusty paddocks of Australia and finally settling in an unknown place in Turkey.
'Last Nizam' is not just the story of last Nizam , but of all the eight Nizams of Hyderabad.
However, John Zubrzycki has done a commendable job by providing us an insight into the wealth, splendour and glamour of the Nizams of Hyderabad. The book covers life of all the Nizams and has paid almost equal importance to all of them. It highlights the imbroglio and challenges faced by everyone of them and focuses on the character of each Nizam, depicting their strengths and weaknesses.
I recommend the book for history lovers. To the sceptical ones I ask to give the author a chance, you won't get disappointed.
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