Tipu Sultan
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

India  /  Published 09.11.19

Monk for Tipu lessons covering ‘both sides’

A revered Hindu monk who had staunchly opposed the state government’s celebration of Tipu Jayanti has now come out in support of teaching schoolchildren about the 18th-century ruler of Mysore.The on...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 26.10.19

Tipu Sultan contradictions within BJP surface

Tipu Sultan and his birth anniversary celebrations have found rare support from within the BJP, which abhors the 18th-century Mysore ruler and scrapped the state-funded Tipu Jayanti events within days...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 10.11.18

Kumaraswamy skips Tipu event, cites health

Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy cited heath reasons to skip Saturday’s state government-organised Tipu Jayanti celebrations, which provoked the usual state-wide protests by the Sangh pariv...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.19

Rooting for Pujara

Sir — It is shocking that Cheteshwar Pujara, who was instrumental in India’s Test series victory in Australia, has not got the recognition he deserves. The Board of Control for Cricket in India ha...
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