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Biography Biography
Tipu Sultan
A Great Ruler
By Prof. Sheik Ali
(Former Vice Chancellor of Goa & Mangalore Universities)

Significance of Tipu's Life

Vision and mission in life
Political freedom from British
Alliance of the Indian powers

Technology, Commerce, Industry & Education

Industry in Karnataka and Foreign tie ups
Embodiment of Hindu - Muslim unity

Membership with Jacobin Club
Tipu's contribution to rocket technology

Political freedom from the British

Tipu struggled all his life first to gain political freedom from British hands, for which he used all his means, energy and power, not sparing even his life. He would say the life of a lion for a day was far better than the life of a jackal for a hundred years, and that death should be preferred to dishonor. The British had never been confronted with a more formidable, determined and inveterate foe, who never compromised his ideals and never deviated from his goal. Even in his dreams he was engaged in a bitter fight against them. His regime began in the midst of war against the English, and ended in the midst of war against them. His was the only ruler who had the distinction of dying in a battle field for the liberty of the land.
Tiger mauling a British soldier
Toy from Tipu's time showing tiger mauling a British soldier
(The tiger is symbolic of Tipu Sultan "The Tiger of  Mysore").

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