Tipu Sultan
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

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 in

Opinion  /  Published 08.03.20

Animal symbolism in nationalism

Few Indians evoke the awe and admiration that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose did. But his symbolism is more relevant now than ever before. The Azad Hind fauj not only broke with British precedent by havin...
By Mahesh Rangarajan in

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

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

integrity, not accolades, defines Thunberg's struggle

Sir — Greta Thunberg was recently awarded the Nordic Council’s environmental award for 2019. In a refreshing move, Thunberg turned down the award as well as the prize money of 500,000 Swedish kron...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 01.11.19

Driving the Hindutva horse too hard has its risks

It cannot be denied that the presentation and reception of history are often touched by politics. That is why the hero of one region is the villain in another. The historian may express his own point ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 01.11.19

Politicians should focus on climate change

Sir — A new study has found that much of Mumbai could be submerged by 2050 because of rising sea levels. In the light of this, should not our political leaders focus more on resisting climate change...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 30.10.19

Karnataka government mulling removal of lesson on Tipu from school textbooks

Karnataka chief minister B. S. Yediyurappa on Wednesday indicated his government's plans to remove the lesson on Tipu Sultan from middle school history textbooks and said he does not believe that the ...
By PTI in Bengaluru

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 in

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


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