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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 army posts

Hindus were entrusted with responsible jobs in the army as well. Hari Singh commanded a wing of cavalry. Sripat Rao was appointed with Roshan Khan to contain the rebellious Nayars in Malabar. Shivaji, a Maratha, held the command of 3000 horses and defended well Bangalore against the attack of Lord Cornwallis in the Third Mysore war. Tipu encouraged the Armenian Christian merchant to come and settle in Mysore, and provided them with all facilities to promote mutual trade.

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