Posted on: 1 August 2013

North-east view of Hyderabad - 1799

This is plate 1 from 'Hindoostan Scenery consisting of Twelve Select Views in India' by Francis Jukes (1746-1812) and Thomas Anburey (1759-1840) of the Corps of Engineers, Bengal.

While serving with the Bengal Army between 1792 and 1793, Anburey helped survey a route from Seringapatam to Hyderabad and on through Berar to Kalpi between. After the rigours of the march through the Nallamalais Range, the city of Hyderabad must have been a welcome sight, with the wide Musi river and elegant mosques and palaces in the background.

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purana pool ?

Good old Musi... more like Chaddarghat!

So beautiful .....!

Looks like Hyderabad is ruined now than developed?