On one hot June afternoon, my husband went to visit an ancient monument of Hyderabad to take its photographs. He was to give a power point presentation before a group of historians and other knowledgeable people at Salarjung Museum. The subject for presentation is “Important Monumental Buidings of Hyderabad”. Since he wanted to make the work more authentic he decided to visit all these monuments in person.
That particular day he planned to visit Koti, where there is a magnificent building ‘Residency”. Right in the middle of Koti area is a large estate of 65 acres which once was the abode of English Residents of East India Company.
“The Residents” are envoys appointed by the East India Company to guide and help Nizam, and at the same time to keep a watchful eye on him to establish a friendly and confidential communication between the Nizam and the company. During the…
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