By Blake Smith
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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
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.
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 ...
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...