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 29 Dec 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Revolutionary heroes
By Blake Smith
aeon.co

If the sultan of Mysore had had a bit more luck, George Washington might be known as the Haider Ali of North America. As the ruler of Mysore, a kingdom in what is now southwestern India, Haider fought a series of wars with Great Britain in the l... Read More
 8 Aug 2016 Rare Paintings
South View of Bangalore - 1792

Ink wash drawing made of a south view of Bangalore with the fortress in the distance by Robert Home (1752-1834) in 1792. It is part of a series of 22 loose drawings together with a map and three plans completed by Home when he accompanied the British army under Cor... Read More
 8 Aug 2016 Rare Paintings
North view of Bangalore from the pettah, shewing the curtain and bastions that were breached - 1792

Etching with line-engraving of a north view of Bangalore from the Pettah by Burnet Reading after sketches Robert Home (1752-1834) had made when he had accompanied the troops in Lord Cornwallis's c... Read More
 8 Aug 2016 Rare Paintings
East View of Bangalore with the Cypress Garden (Lal Bagh) - 1792

Wash drawing showing Bangalore with the Cypress Garden by Robert Home (1752-1834) in 1792. This is one of a series of 22 loose drawings together with a map and three plans completed by Home when he accompanied the British army unde... Read More
 8 Aug 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
Select views in Mysore, the country of Tippoo Sultan
Drawing taken on the spot by Mr.Home
By Robert Home
Published by Mr.Bowyer, London - 1794

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Plan of Bangalore (with the Attacks) taken by... Read More
 13 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
Garden Gate, Laul Baugh, Seringapatam - 1804

Plate six in 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore' by James Hunter. This aquatint is based on a picture by Hunter depicting the entrance gate to the Lal Bagh Gardens at Srirangapatnam. Inside this garden is the tomb of Haidar Ali (c.1722-1782... Read More
 12 Nov 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
History of Tipu Sultan
By Mohibbul Hasan Khan
Published by The Bibliophile Ltd., Calcutta - 1951

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Plate two from 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore', based on a picture by J... Read More
 12 Nov 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
Tipu Sultan in History: Revisionism Revised
By Narasingha Sil
Published in SAGE Journal - 2 April 2013

This historiographical essay seeks to chart a middle course between what may be called Tipu bashing and, to borrow an expression from Anne Buddle, “Tipu Mania,” with a v... Read More
 12 Nov 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
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... Read More
 10 Nov 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The History of Hydur Naik - Otherwise styled Shums ul Moolk, Ameer ud Dowla, Nawaub Hydur Ali Khan Bahadoor, Hydur Jung; Nawaub of the Karnatic Balaghaut.
Written by Meer Hussein Ali Khan Kirmani
Translated from an original Persian manuscript in the library of Her Most Graciou... Read More
 10 Nov 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Mysore Gazetteer (Volume 2)
By C. Hayavadana Rao
Printed in The Government Press, Bangalore - 1930

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The prize property seized at Seringapatam immediately after its fall was... Read More
 10 Nov 2015 Artefacts
The famous Sword of Tipu Sultan was found in Tipu's bed-chamber after he was defeated by the British on May 4th, 1799. The Sword was publicly presented by General Harris to General Baird, who had led the assault. On behalf of the British Army, it was presented by Major Allan, Deputy Quarter-Maste... Read More
 10 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Mercara Fort (Coorg) - 1840

Pen-and-ink and water-colour sketch of Madikeri by an unknown artist, c.1840. On the back is an unfinished portrait sketch. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Mercara Fort; The line of the Western Ghauts of India'; also notes on various buildings and hills.

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 10 Nov 2015 Rare Manuscripts
Tipu Sultan's Qur'an

View of pages from the Qur'an of Tipu Sultan. Shows text in the centre, surrounded by gold and blue illumination. Tipu Sultan was the Muslim ruler of Southern India's Mysore province (now part of Karnataka) during the late eighteenth century. Opposed to the British East Indi... Read More
 10 Nov 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The History of the Reign of Tipu Sultan, Being a Continuation of The Neshani Hyduri
By Mir Hussein Ali Khan Kirmani
Translated by Colonel W. Miles
Published by W.H.Allen & Co., London - 1864

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 9 Nov 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Tipu Sultan was a false hero
By Sandeep Balakrishna
DailyO

To claim that he fought against the British for India’s freedom ignores historical truths and defies logic.

But what is astonishing is the manner in which this myth has persisted despite the availability of copious amounts of... Read More
 9 Nov 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
Tipu Sultan’s dream book

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.

The manuscript was presented... Read More
 9 Nov 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Dreams of Tipu Sultan
Translated from the original Persian
By Mahmud Husain Ph.D. - Professor of History, University of Karachi.
Published by The Pakistan Historical Society - 1923

"In the India Office Library there is a very valuable and interesting manuscript containing ... Read More
 9 Nov 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
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. “Th... Read More
 14 Oct 2015 Rare Photographs
Nandi at Chamundi Hills, Mysore - 1902
Unknown photographer

Source: Bonhams Read More