In this exclusive Circle premiere, we bring you the story of the Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad and some of the most fascinating objects from its collection.
With a collection of over 46,000 objects, dating from the 2nd century BCE to the early 20th century CE, the Salar Jung Museum is one of India's most important museums. A major portion of the collection of the museum was acquired by Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan (1889 – 1949), also known as Salar Jung III, who was a great collector of antiques, art and rare manuscripts. In his lifetime, he collected more than 50,000 objects of art and antiquities.
Catch this film as we take you on a tour of the museum's most iconic objects, from the famous Double Statue to the rare manuscripts, to Tipu Sultan's ivory chairs, and a lot more.