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Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism in Hyderabad

The advent of Urdu speaking Muslims from north India in the second half of the 19th century saw a rise of Wāhābi doctrine. As a result the syncretic culture of Hyderabad was gradually destroyed, and Hyderabad witnessed a growing communal tension and conflict that finally resulted in the downfall of the 224-year-old rule of the Nizams.

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