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Deccan Architecture

Once governed by the Nizams of India, #Hyderabad is a fascinating place to visit - elaborate palaces, grand architecture and intriguing monuments, including the Qutub Shahi tombs, Chowmahalla Palace and Golconda Fort, and is the gateway to the ancient sites of the Deccan era.

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Gulshan-i 'Ishq The Rose Garden of Love. Deccan, India. written in 1657–58 by Nusrati, court poet to Sultan Ali Adil Shah II of Bijapur. The poem’s more than 4,500 double verses in Deccani Urdu, the language of the Muslim elite in South-Central India are written in elegant Persian naskh script.

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Todi Ragini. Indian, Pahari, second half of 17th century. Object Place: Northern Deccan or Punjab Plains, India. http://mfas3.s3.amazonaws.com/objects/SC194149.jpg

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A Rare and important Mughal carved wood throne with Qur'anic verses, India, probably Deccan, dated 1297 AH/1879-80 AD

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A Cut-Brass Calligraphic ‘Alam Signed by Muhammad Ma’sum, India, Deccan, dated DHU Al-HIJJA 1095/November-December 1684 AD - Sothebys

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