Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Goddess and a Sultan: Hindu Coinage of Tipu Sultan

In 1791, Parshuram Bhave (Bhau), the Maratha General marched on Tipu’s richest province, Bednur. Here, Maratha horsemen under the command of Raghunathrao Patwardhan plundered the Shringeri Monastery of all of it’s valuables, killed and wounded many people and desecrated and committed … Continue reading

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Chair of the Khudadad Sarkar: The Throne of Tipu Sultan

The magnificent throne of Tipu Sultan was in the form of a life size Tiger, clothed in shimmering gold metal sheets and studded with dazzling precious stones. An aesthete’s delight, the marvelous piece of art, crafted in wood and gold, … Continue reading

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