Deodis are the traditional fortified mansions where the Jagirdars of Hyderabad lived. Jagirdars were the Nizam's officials who enjoyed the land gifted to them by the Nizam and lived off the land. Dozens of deodis with grand halls and serene courtyards held the secrets of distinct nobility. The nobles who lived in the deodis during Asaf Jahi rule made a major contribution to the cultural life of the city.
This article contains a detailed architectural description of Diwan deodi.
Raghavendram, Ramesh, Nikita Jaiswal and Tanya Srivastava. "Diwan Deodi." Hyderabad: Archinova Designs Private Limited, 2019.
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