British Residency -- a building that is witness to revolt against the British
Sun, Aug 13, 2017, 08:43 PM
No Hyderabadi will deny knowledge of Women's College in Koti. However, they would be shocked to know that this building was a silent witness to a rebellion against the British. The building was originally the house of the British Resident of Hyderabad, Cuthbert Davidson. As such, the Indian rulers were subservient to him. However, one angry Jamedaar Cheeda Khan revolted against the British, for which he was jailed in the gallows in the building. Turrebaz Khan and Moulvi Alladdin led a rebellion against Cuthbert, to get Jamedaar released. It was one of the very first of freedom movements and was inevitably crushed.