Hyderabad Colony (Urdu: حیدرآباد کالونی, Telugu: హైదరాబాద్ కాలనీ) is a neighborhood of Gulshan Town, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Hyderabad Colony was originally inhabited by Hyderabadi Muslim migrants from Hyderabad Deccan.
It is famous for its popular Hyderabadi food, including Hyderabadi biryani, chaakna, Hyderabad Haleem and especially achar (pickle). Abu Mian, a catering service popular among the Hyderabadis of Karachi, is located in Hyderabad Colony.
The first Mosque in the neighbourhood was the Makki Masjid which was the center of the social and religious activity in the vicinity. Muhammad Multani Qadri was the first president of the Makki Mosque Foundation and was a well known and respectable elder in the colony.
Currently, the colony is fast changing its actual look and surroundings. With recently constructed flyover near Central Jail and speedy construction of flats, the area is now completely different from the one that used to be in early 80s. Few of the old shops still exist but most of the old ones are either transformed or closed.
- Karen Isaksen Leonard, Locating Home: India's Hyderabadis Abroad, Stanford University Press, 2007, pgs 67, 71, 305
- Karen Leonard, Hyderabadis in Pakistan: Changing Nations in Community, Empire and Migration: South Asians in Diaspora, edited by Crispin Bates, Orient Blackswan, 2003, pg 232
- Sarah Ansari, Life after Partition: Migration, Community and Strife in Sindh, 1947-1962, Oxford University Press, 2005, pg 140
- The fading flavours of Pakistan's 'Little Hyderabad', Zofeen T. Ebrahim, South Asia Monitor, March 30
- Hyderabad Colony maintains reputation for culinary delights
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