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Tipu Sultan
Secular ruler beyond doubt

By Prof. Sheik Ali
(Former Vice Chancellor of Goa & Mangalore Universities)

Secular Policy

Secular Policy
Restoration of Sringeri Mutt
Other temples patronised by Tipu
Hindus in important civil posts
Hindus in important army posts



Fair policies
The French alliance
Policy towards prisoners of war
Some more on his impartiality...

Hindus in important civil posts

Tipu was just and fair to all his subjects. His appointment of numerous Hindus to high offices disprove the wrong view that he was a sectarian. Purnaiya was the minister in charge of the important Department of Revenue and Finance. Krishna Rao was the treasurer, Shama Iyengaar was incharge of law and order and police. Narasing Rao and Ranga Iyengaar held key posts in Srirangapatna, Srinivasa Rao and Appaji Ram were the main diplomats who negotiated peace and war with external powers. Mool Chand and Sajjan Rai were his chief agents at the Mughal court in Delhi. Nagappaiah, a Brahmin was the faujdar of Coorg. His civil list is full of the names of Hindus who held important posts in the state.

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