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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...


Fair policies

Tipu recruited people to services strictly on the basis of merit, and on no other considerations. In one of his letters, he clearly says that irrespective of caste, creed or colour, God confers power on those who are worthy of his trust. He imposed strict restrictions on those Muslim saints who aimed at attracting followers to their own ways of religious thought. He stopped some of those customs which the Muslims practiced during the month of Muharram. He introduced prohibition in the state by which all his subjects, Hindus, Muslims and Christians, were prevented from taking liquor.

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