The Hyderabad History Project: A Passion Project Capturing The City's Memories

The Hyderabad History Project: A Passion Project Capturing The City's Memories
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The Hyderabad History Project is a passion project by Yunus Lasania, whose family migrated to the City of Pearls in the 1970s. He started the project on 24 February, 2017, which is the death anniversary of the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan.

St. Mary's Basilica in Secunderabad

The project is an audio-visual documentation of the city of Hyderabad, and consists of both photographs of monuments in Hyderabad, as well as oral history as shared by its older citizens. Since there are not too many public libraries in Hyderabad, Yunus has a hard time looking for other sources.

Qutb Shahi Tomb

However, he ardently follows books like that of Prof Ghulam Yazdani, one of the founders and the head of the Archaeological Department of His Exalted Highness The Nizam’s Dominions (Hyderabad state).

“And for all those who love old books, Haziq & Mohi Rare Books in Mahboob Chowk is a treasure trove, they have books that date back a hundred years,” says Yunus.

Tomb of Mah Laqa Bai Chanda

He also refers to achieve.org, an open-source portal that has PDFs of many old books, in order to enrich his documentation project.

You can check out The Hyderabad History Project here.

Follow Yunus Lasania here.

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