Hyderabad was a kingdom in south-central India that was ruled by the same dynasty for seven generations. It was annexed into the Republic of India in 1947-48. The royal court of Hyderabad was by far richer than any of its contemporaries in Europe. The 500-year-old City/State has thrived and re-invented itself through the ages and still plays a dynamic role as a cyber technology hub for India. Abbas Akhil explores aspects of its history, architecture, and culture and its place in modern times.

Abbas Akhil was elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives in 2018 and served for one term. Akhil was born in Hyderabad, India, a pluralistic society where Muslim and Hindu communities existed side-by-side for generations. After moving to the US, Akhil completed his Masters at NMSU and worked at the Public Service Company of New Mexico and Sandia National Laboratories.