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The Fort at Hyderabad, 1845
North-West Front of Hyderabad fort, 1844
Edwards' notes described the view to be had from top of the tower: 'The Falailee river insulates of the Fort and the City of Hyderabad; it is a considerable stream during the rise of the Indus, the dry season it is scarcely knee deep. In extent rich effect this view cannot be surpassed:
Scenery near Hyderabad is varied and ex beautiful. The banks of the river are covered lofty trees, and to the north west the dist closed by a background of high land which r the monotony of the dingy sky and arid plains of Delta. On the left appears the north- west face Fort which forms the subject of Plate No.1 34]; and on the right is a portion of the Pettah or Suburb of the city. At the distance of about four miles and a half flows the Indus, and in the middle distance is seen a pile called the "Fakir'sFort"

The Round Tower of Hyderabad fort, 1844
The Round Tower of Hyderabad fort, 1844
View from Round Tower of Hyderabad fort, 1844
Main Gateway of Hyderabad fort, 1844
Main guard and Government House, Hyderabad fort, 1844
A View of Hyderabad, 1843
Shaikh Makai for, Hyderabad, 1890

Mir Karam Ali Khan Talpur, one of the four 'char yar' or quartet of friends, shared responsibility and authority for the affairs of Hyderabad wit his brothers-Mirs Fateh Ali khan, Ghulam Ali Khan and Murad Ali Khan Talpur.

After his meeting him in 1827, Dr James Burnes sketched this pen portrait of the likable Mir Karam:'He is a man of approved personal bravery, and, as fas as the etiwuete of the court permits, is cheerful, condescending, and even affable. In person he is below middle size, with a pleasing countenance and engaging manners. Although but five years older than Murad Khan, he bears in his appearance the furrows of agem with traces of early intemperance; and in all probability, he will the unricalled acton in the scene'(Burnes(1831;1974 edition),67).


The TOmb of Mir Karan Ali Khan Talpur, Hyderabad,1890