Map of South India with Hyderabad-Karnataka region highlighted in blue borders
|• Regional||Telugu,Urdu, Dakhini|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KA|
Hyderabad–Karnataka is a region located in north-east Karnataka, India. It is the Kannada-speaking part of the Hyderabad State, that was ruled by the Nizams of Hyderabad until 1948. After merging with the Indian union, the region was part of Hyderabad State until 1956. The Hyderabad-Karnataka region comprises Bidar, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal, Bellary and Gulbarga that are in the present state of Karnataka. The Hyderabad-Karnataka region is the second largest arid region in India.
17 September 1948 was an important day in the history of Hyderabad as Karnataka state was merged into the Indian Union. The historical background of the movement started with a new era in Indian history. The people of Gulbarga District struggled hard for their independence. We find in history people who are in power climb to it by hook and crook and have committed many blunders. There was neither freedom of speech, nor freedom of association, nor freedom press. The people were deprived and denied their fundamental rights. The rise of mobilized and political development started with nationalism of the Arya Samaj movement and Hyderabad Karnataka State Congress and educational institutions played vital role awakening people for freedom struggle.
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