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The Last Nizam

by John Zubrzycki

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"The Last Nizam tells the astonishing story of an Indian prince's misadventure as a farmer in Australia... A fascinating new book." (Time)

"Zubrzycki approaches his subject with the assurance of an historian, the concision of a journalist and the language of a poet." (Goodreading)

In early 1972 His Exalted Highness, the Rustam of the Age, the Aristotle of the Times, Wal Mamaluk, Asaf Jah VIII, the Conqueror of Dominions, the Regulator of the Realm, Nawab Mir Barakat Ali Khan Bahadur, The Victor in Battles, the Leader of Armies, the Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar, arrived in Western Australia and bought himself an outback station. So began one of the most incongruous episodes in the history of India's richest princely dynasty.

The Last Nizam is the story of an extraordinary dynasty, the Nizams of Hyderabad, and how the last Nizam gave up a kingdom to come to the backblocks of outback Australia. With vivid detail and anecdote the book charts the rise of the dynasty to fabulous wealth and prominence under the Mughul emperors of India, giving a rich and vibrant portrait of a realm soaked in blood and intrigue. Above all it describes the strange - sometimes comic, sometimes tragic - life of Mukarram Jah, the last Nizam, who left behind him the fabulous wealth of Golconda and the palaces of Hyderabad to drive bulldozers in the Australian bush.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781742626109
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 10/11/2007
  • Category: Biography & True Stories / Biography: general
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Price: $16.99

"The Last Nizam tells the astonishing story of an Indian prince's misadventure as a farmer in Australia... A fascinating new book." (Time)

"Zubrzycki approaches his subject with the assurance of an historian, the concision of a journalist and the language of a poet." (Goodreading)

In early 1972 His Exalted Highness, the Rustam of the Age, the Aristotle of the Times, Wal Mamaluk, Asaf Jah VIII, the Conqueror of Dominions, the Regulator of the Realm, Nawab Mir Barakat Ali Khan Bahadur, The Victor in Battles, the Leader of Armies, the Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar, arrived in Western Australia and bought himself an outback station. So began one of the most incongruous episodes in the history of India's richest princely dynasty.

The Last Nizam is the story of an extraordinary dynasty, the Nizams of Hyderabad, and how the last Nizam gave up a kingdom to come to the backblocks of outback Australia. With vivid detail and anecdote the book charts the rise of the dynasty to fabulous wealth and prominence under the Mughul emperors of India, giving a rich and vibrant portrait of a realm soaked in blood and intrigue. Above all it describes the strange - sometimes comic, sometimes tragic - life of Mukarram Jah, the last Nizam, who left behind him the fabulous wealth of Golconda and the palaces of Hyderabad to drive bulldozers in the Australian bush.

Author Information

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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