Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tipu Sultan and his women – The Harem at Seringapatam

Captain Thomas Marriott, was placed in charge of the Zanana or ‘Women’s Quarters’ after Seringapatam fell. He recorded that he found there 333 of Tipu’s women, including servants and 268 of Haidar’s, as well as some eunuchs.The composition of Tipu’s … Continue reading

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Tipu Sultan and the Tiger Motif

Tipu’s adoption of the tiger emblem took several forms. The most well known are the natural representation of the Tiger as decoration(usually the head) and the tiger stripe alone. The tiger stripe is commonly called the babri (or bubri/bubris) from … Continue reading

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