"In the Nizam's Dominions." The Nizams were Muslim rulers of Hyderabad State originally deriving their authority from the Mughal emperors but later ruling independently. They were allowed to maintain autonomy under the British but their territories became annexed to an independent India in 1948. The last Nizam was Mir Osman Ali Khan who ruled from 1911to 1948.; From a set of lantern slides entitled "Highways and Byways in a Hyderabad Circuit" compiled by the Methodist missionary Rev J.C.Knight Anstey (d. 1947) who served in that particular district for 28 years, from 1892 to 1920. It is thought that most of the photographs in the set were taken by Anstey himself during his period of service.