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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

Alliance of the Indian powers

Tipu realized that the true intentions of the colonials were to reduce every Indian ruler to the position of a pensioned Raja or a Nawab. Tipu desired to form an alliance of the Indian powers to resist the expansion of British authority, but his neighbours were all lost in their self-interest. Neither the Maratha's nor the Nizam responded to his call. Disappointed in his efforts, he turned to the French, the Turks and the Afghans. His efforts bore such good fruits that Napolean actually moved from France and came as far as Syria, where he was defeated and forced back to France. Likewise, Zaman Shah came as far as Lahore from Kabul, but he too was forced to beat a hasty retreat, as the English engineered a rear action on his territory by exciting Iran to fall on Afghanistan. As for the Turks, they could not help because of the Russian threat on their empire. But Tipu did not leave any stone unturned to liberate the land from foreign control
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