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Biography Biography

Tipu Sultan
Steps towards Political development
By Prof. Sheik Ali
(Former Vice Chancellor of Goa & Mangalore Universities)

International Relations

External Policy
External Relations
Commercial Relations

Relations with Turkey
Relations with France

External Relations

Tipu's external relations aimed at seeking support of  foreign powers for a concerted action against the English, whose commercial company had become the most dominating political authority in India. His embassies to distant places like Paris and Constantinople, his numerous letters to France & Turkey, his invitation to Zaman Shah of Afghanistan to rescue the Moghals from English hand & his correspondence with Napoleon, were also focussed on the single point of his confrontation with the English. Even if such contacts did not bear good political results, he would at least have the satisfaction of promoting the trade & commerce of his country.

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