In 1880s, people were coaxed to move out of city to Malleswaram, Bangalore
MALLESWARAM: Did you know that Malleswaram got its pin code 560003 because it was the third `extension' created out of the old city? Or that the temple after which it was named contains an outcrop indicating it w...
The Mastani Mystery
By Mitali Parekh
Ahmedabad Mirror | Sep 13, 2015
Chitapavan brahmin Bajirao I married Mastani and they had a son named Shamsher Ali Bahadur (born Krushnarao). His descendants became the Nawabs of Banda district (in Uttar Pradesh), but lost their estate in another inc...
The Goddess and a Sultan: Hindu Coinage of Tipu Sultan
Published in The Seringapatam Times
Tipu was also a master at propaganda. Along with attempting to help the Math recover, Tipu wished to emulate the example of Karnataka’s greatest ruler, Sri Krishnadevaraya who initiated the custom o...
One of the most intriguing items in the British Library Persian manuscripts collection is a small unexceptional looking volume which contains a personal record, written in his own hand, of 37 dreams of Tipu Sultan, Sultan of Mysore.
Why we love to hate Tipu Sultan
By Vikram Sampath
LiveMint - 09 November 2015
After the storming of the fort of Srirangapatna in May 1799, which led to the annihilation of the most feared foe of the British—Tipu Sultan of Mysore—the victors found a curious toy in his chambers. “The Musi...
Reinventing the Library
By Alberto Mangueloct
NYT - October 23, 2015
Plato, in the “Timaeus,” says that when one of the wisest men of Greece, the statesman Solon, visited Egypt, he was told by an old priest that the Greeks were like mere children because they possessed no truly ancient ...