When the last ruler of Asaf Jahi dynasty Nizam the VII was holding the reins of government, the Telugu Academy was in existence as an active institution in Hyderabad. Professor Subba Rao, the President of the Hyderabad Telugu Academy requested the Government to sanction financial aid. He informed that the five-year publication plan of the Academy also included the translation of the Holy Quran into Telugu, a history of Persian literature, a history of Urdu literature and a history of the Deccan. The Nizam issued a farman on 27th July 1944, sanctioning the non-recurring aid of Rs. 4,000/- and annual aid of Rs. 2,000/- to the Academy.
A few years earlier, M/s Brown and Richard had written to the Government of Hyderabad from London that the Indian Society, London was working on a proposal to bring out a book on the ancient Hindu structures in Hyderabad Deccan and that they were in need of financial aid. The Nizam gave his assent to the proposal granting 100 pounds to the Indian Society through the farman issued on 8th July 1934.
These cases show the liberal attitude and whole-heartedness with which the Nizam and his government went on granting whatever aid was asked for in connection with the preservation and promotion of Hindu art and culture.
Month: December 2010.