of Hyderabad

The story of the Liberation of Hyderabad Samsthan & its Political Integration with Independent India.

About the Accession

After the British left India in 1947, there were 565 Princely States who were ruled by independent Princes. Hyderabad was the biggest and the richest among them. The Nizam of Hyderabad wished to remain independent by signing the Standstill Agreement and not the Instrument of Accession. Finally, after failed negotiations, the Government of India took the decision to send the Indian Army to Hyderabad - code-named Operation Polo.

The Chronicles

Feel each detail of the undisclosed story of the Nizam of Hyderabad, the richest Princely State of British and Independent India, as close as ever before. Through the eyes of historians and political experts, a visual storyteller of one of the interesting chronicles of the political history of free India.

This is the story of the great state of Hyderabad since its day of inception and how it evolved to its present form. This is the story of the people of Hyderabad and a story of the reform movements.


The photographs, archival documents and newspaper clippings of the incidents that occurred during the Political Integration of Hyderabad with Independent India are carefully curated and displayed in the media galleries.