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POLITICS

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Anglo-mysore war, Mysore ruler, Sanjay khan, Tipu Sultan

An Iconic Indian, Tipu Sultan: The legendary ruler was not a temple destroyer. He was a temple protector instead

Unlike the hate campaigns by the British and now, the Hindu right-wing against him, Tipu Sultan accepted other faiths and protected Hindu symbols. He also merged ethics with his economics.

POLITICS

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England, Mysore, Sanjay khan, Tipu Sultan

Beyond the Tipu Sultan legend: Why celebrating the great Mysore ruler today is so vital

Karnataka's BJP govt has cancelled Tipu Jayanti, celebrating a ruler once hailed for his bravery and genius, but seen by the right wing as a bigot. We must reexamine Tipu Sultan.

VARIETY

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Tipu Sultan, Abhinandan varthaman, Pulwama, Imran Khan

Masood Azhar is in Pakistan: How 'Einstein's theory of insanity' comes back to bite Imran Khan

Imran Khan has said India's approach to the Kashmir issue falls under Einstein's 'Theory of Insanity'. His foreign minister then proved Pakistan's approach to terrorism is no exception.

POLITICS

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BJP, Karnataka, Tipu jayanti, Tipu Sultan

It's that time of the year: Congress, BJP spar over Tipu Jayanti in Karnataka. Again

What is curious, however, is that year after year, the state government has never actually stopped celebrating it.

VARIETY

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Death Anniversary, Indian History, Mysore, Tipu Sultan

Why it's important to celebrate Tipu Sultan's heroism today, more than ever

On May 4, 1799, the ruler of Mysore famously rejected the advice to flee or surrender and instead chose to die protecting his kingdom and his people.

POLITICS

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Sangh Parivar, Tipu Sultan, Akali Dal

Why Akali Dal is pushing an anti-Muslim narrative with Tipu Sultan row

Historically, Sikh conflicts with the Mughals make up a part — not the whole — of the faith's evolution.

POLITICS

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Alternative Views, Congress, BJP, Syed Ahmed Khan

Tipu Sultan is no hero. India needs to stop celebrating him

The Sultan opposed the British because they were an impediment in his endeavour to carry out jihad against 'kafirs' and establishing an Islamic state in India.

VARIETY

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Indian History, Religious Extremism, Anantkumar Hegde, Tipu Sultan

India can celebrate Tipu Sultan as much as Shivaji: BJP can't erase history

The Mysore Tiger had both faults and achievements, and to forget either is to fracture a rich heritage.

POLITICS

 |  Miscellany  |  4-minute read
Tipu Sultan, Intolerance, Vikram Sampath

If Vikram Sampath's stepping down isn't intolerance, I'm not sure what is

What started as a genuine protest after the Dadri lynching has now turned into a free-for-all.

POLITICS

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Siddaramaiah, Karnataka, Tipu Sultan

VHP, BJP and Congress benefited from Tipu Sultan row, Karnataka didn't

More than bringing to light the ruler’s exploits against the British, the celebrations were given a communal colour.