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Tipu Sultan
The First Freedom Fighter
By Prof. Sheik Ali
(Former Vice Chancellor of Goa & Mangalore Universities)

Patriotic fervour

The first freedom fighter
His efforts on gathering support
A model army...a dread for enemies
Progressive thinking & Modernisation

The first freedom fighter

On coming to power Tipu realised that a new political development had taken place in the 

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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.

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