Written by John Zubrzycki, The Last Nizam: The Rise And Fall Of India’s Greatest Princely State is a book describing the legend of Mukarram Jah, and the story of him leaving the affluent life in India behind, to ride bulldozers in the distant parts of Australia. Summary Of The Book During the author’s stay in India, he had researched the story of Mukarram Jah, Hyderabad’s last Nizam and the heir to the throne. He moved to the Australian outback, and began running a sheep station after moving out of his palace. The author decided to explore this link between Australia and India, while he juggled moving between Delhi and Hyderabad. The Last Nizam: The Rise And Fall Of India’s Greatest Princely State describes the history of one among the many opulent royal dynasties in India. It narrates the saga of an incredible dynasty, the Nizams of Hyderabad. The factors that led to the heir of this remarkable kingdom to leave it all behind and head to the grimy pastures of a remote place in Australia are listed in the book. The ascent of the Nizams to gain incredible wealth and the significance of this period is described in detail in The Last Nizam: The Rise And Fall Of India’s Greatest Princely State. The story of their prosperous rule under the Indian Mughal emperors is described vividly. It gives a vibrant picture about the realm that was soaked with the blood from a large number of wars and conspiracies. Written by John Zubrzycki, The Last Nizam: The Rise And Fall Of India’s Greatest Princely State describes Mukarram Jah’s life, which was comical, and at times tragic as well. He has been called His Exalted Highness, the Aristotle of the Times, Asaf Jah VIII, the Regulator of the Realm, the Victor in Battles, the Rustam of the Age, Nawab Mir Barakat Ali Khan Bahadur, the Last Nizam, and many other names. The book also talks about other Nizams like Osman Ali Khan, the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad. The author tells the tale of the last Nizam who left the Golconda diamonds and Hyderabad palaces behind, to lead a simple life in the outbacks of Australia. This book is a detailed work and contributes to Indian history. It exuberantly captures the fragrance of wine, wealth and women, which perpetually kept the royals in the news. About John Zubrzycki John Zubrzycki is a journalist. He has been associated with India for about 25 years and has been a Hindi student, a consultant, a foreign correspondent and a diplomat. He has authored one other book called The Mysterious Mr. Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy. Based in Sydney, Australia, John Zubrzycki works for The Australian newspaper as the world commentary editor. His work as a journalist has bagged him many awards.
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