successful), and revival of agriculture and industry by giving incentives to
farmers and craftsmen.
Nasir Jung (1748–50)
He was defeated and murdered by Muzaffar lung (son of Nasir’s sister and
grandson of Nizam-ul-Mulk).
Muzaffar Jung (1750–51)
He acceded to the throne with help of the French. His rule came to an abrupt
end with his accidental death.
Salabat Jung (1751–60)
This third son of Nizam-ul-Mulk came to the throne with the help of the
French.
    However, the official historians of the dynasty do not treat Nasir,
Muzaffar and Salabat as independent rulers, and consider Nizam Ali, the next
ruler, as the legal successor of Nizam-ul-Mulk.
    Other Nizams were Nizam Ali (1760-1803), Sikandar Jah (1803-29),
Nasir-ud-daula (1829-57), Afjal-ud-daula ( 1857-69), Mahabat Ali Khan
(1869-1911) and Osman Ali Khan (1911-49).
British Relations with the Nizams
The British relations with the Nizams involved the following:
British interference in the affairs of Hyderabad for the first time in 1750
when they supported Nasir lung against Muzaffar lung, and their failure.
Conclusion of a friendship treaty by the British (Colonel Forde) with Salabat
lung, known as the Treaty of Masulipatam, 1759.
Conclusion of an offensive-cum-defensive treaty, viz. Treaty of HyderabAD,
1766, by which the English obtained the five Northern Circars (Ellur,
Siccacole, Rajahmundry, Mustafurnagar and Murtizanagar) from the Nizam
in return for military assistance or the payment of an annual tribute; renewal
of the offensive-cum-defensive alliance by the Treaty of Hyderabad (1768).
Neutrality of the Nizam in the Second Mysore War and his cooperation with
the English in the Third and Fourth Mysore Wars.
Conclusion of the Subsidiary Alliance between Nizam Ali and Lord