October Coup: A Memoir of the Struggle for Hyderabad

By: Mohammed Hyder

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It is 1948. A newly-independent India is trying to persuade Hyderabad to join the Indian Union. Negotiations are difficult for both sides. The State Congress, now operating from Indian territory, has launched a campaign of violent raids, designed to cripple civil administration in the border areas, and provoke an annexation. The leading Islamic party inside Hyderabad, in an equally rash move, has created a para-military body, the Razakars, to counter the threat to Hyderabad’s borders.For Mohammed Hyder of the Hyderabad Civil Service, the newly-appointed Collector of Osmanabad District (situated on the Hyderabad-Bombay border), both, the wayward State Congress and the ramshackle Razakar outfit are a threat to law and order. This first-person account conveys a vivid picture of Hyderabad under pressure, through the eyes of a senior district administrator. Printed Pages: 238.

Title: October Coup: A Memoir of the Struggle for Hyderabad

Author Name: Mohammed Hyder

Categories: India, General,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Lotus/Roli Books:

ISBN: 8174364730

ISBN 13: 9788174364739

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 108555

Keywords: October Coup: A Memoir of the Struggle for Hyderabad Mohammed Hyder