|country, and it had completely
upset the traditional balance of power in the land, and if that balance was not restored,
the National identity would be lost. He realized that the true intention of the British
was to crush the Independence of Indian ruler, and reduce him to the position of a
pensioned Nawab or Raja.
Long before the events of 1857, when a spirited reprising attempted to
throw of the English, and before the formation of the Indian National Congress which set
the pace for National Movement, Tipu struggled hard to rouse a consciousness of his
neighbours to the impending danger to Indian Independence from the English.