Gulbarga, district with a Nizam heritage

The entire district is situated in Deccan Plateau and the general elevation ranges from 300 to 750 meters above mean sea level. It is one of the highest tur dal producing districts in India.

The district was under the rule of Nizams of Hyderabad before Independence.
The district has a rich background of knowledge and culture. The existence of a University at Nagai in Chitapur, Vignaneeshwara’s Mitakshara, Nrupatunga’s Kavirajmarga and the religious and social revolution led by Shivsharanas and the Sufi saint Bande Nawaz are all evidence of the same.

However, Gulbarga district was one of the most backward districts when it joined the old Mysore State (fact finding committee 1954).  
The district has suffered from erratic rainfall and continuous occurrence of droughts from the 19th century.
(Source: Gulbarga district website)

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