Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tipu Sultan and his weapon of mass destruction; Propaganda

Tipu Sultan used all resources at his disposal to instill hatred against the enemy and courage in times of adversity in the hearts of his citizenry. He used the medium of imagery and sound to carry out his objectives. He had understood … Continue reading

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2000 year old temple in Shimoga

The Hindu reports that the brick foundation of a temple, which is said to be one of the oldest in Malnad region, has been found at Esur village in Shikaripur taluk in Shimoga District. A brick foundation was found on … Continue reading

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Jewellery from Seringapatam

Tipu’s Treasury – which was stuffed with jewels, gold arms and fine cloth – was dispersed after his eventual defeat and death in the Siege of Seringapatam in 1799. The British victory was followed by extensive looting as well as … Continue reading

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