Tipu Sultan
Arts  /  Published 20.07.22

Tipu Sultan: Image & Distance

“Bucking the trend of Indian works of art being exported abroad, we decided to bring this material to India, to display to Indian audiences,” said Ashish Anand, MD and CEO of DAG. “T...
By The Telegraph

People  /  Published 04.07.22

Tipu Sultan: Tigers around the throne

I stayed that night at a quaint former coach-inn at Welshpool and drove back to London the next day, giving myself enough time to reflect on the phenomenon called Tipu and his hold on the English imag...
By Adil Ahmad

World  /  Published 31.03.22

New India boasts of Tipu mural

The mural shows Indian cavalry troops advancing from both sides on a cornered British army, guns blazing. In one part of the 18th-century battlefield, the victorious commander sits on an elephant hold...
By Mike Ives

Culture  /  Published 20.02.22

Why didn’t they ask Roshani Begum?

Imagine the countless stories of women that never got told. So many that even now a story will crawl out of the margins of history and take us completely by surprise. Some years ago, researcher Jenni...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 14.05.21

Two legacies: Napoleon and Tipu Sultan

Legacies are strange beasts. Some can be completely forgotten until they are remembered. For instance, for a century no one recalled that the Spanish flu of 1918 killed more people in India than anywh...
By T.C.A. Raghavan


Opinion  /  Published 30.08.20

The prize for luring Jyotiraditya and a probe into a 'damaging' document

It is no secret that the Karnataka state Congress president, DK Shivakumar, has high ambitions. But to become chief minister, he is allegedly trying astrological solutions. On the advice of his person...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 30.07.20

Karnataka: decision to drop some chapters from textbook on hold

The Karnataka government has put on hold a controversial proposal to drop certain chapters, including on Islam, Christianity, Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali, from social science textbooks to red...
By PTI in Bengaluru

India  /  Published 30.07.19

Yediyurappa scraps Tipu Jayanti

Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa has scrapped the state-sponsored Tipu Jayanti celebrations just four days after taking the reins of the state.The BJP state unit tweeted the decision on Tuesd...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Heritage  /  Published 02.05.20

The Sultan still swings

I have a friend who, as it turns out, is a mystic. She named her cat Tipu Sultan. It was only upon visiting Srirangapatna a few months ago, about half-an-hour away from Mysore, that I realised that T...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.19

The half-truths about Tipu

Last week, a BJP lawmaker in Karnataka urged the Yeddyurappa government to expunge from school texts all references to Tipu Sultan, the 18th century ruler. A little more than a week ago, Union home mi...
By Upala Sen


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