hyderabad

abby and i were in hyderabad, capitol of andhra pradhesh, last week. first, the language: telagu has 60 different symbols, including 16 vowels, 3 vowel modifiers, and 41 consonants.  here are some examples from a gas station, a market, and a political poster: i have to imagine it takes a long time to hand-write a thank-you note in telagu. as far as hyderabad’s history itself, the area came under the delhi sultanate’s control during the 15th century; sultan quli qutb-ul-mulk, founder of the qutb dynasty, declared independence from the sultanate at the start of the 16th century, and a later…