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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tipu Sultan


Tipu Sultan in Malabar: Layered perspectives on a complex personality

November 08, 2019 7:15 am

When such multiple shades of a historical figure exist, it becomes difficult to label him, especially in polarising times. Was Tipu a nationalist hero? Was he a freedom fighter? Or was he a tyrant?

On the loose: Never one story

November 03, 2019 10:51 pm

Single perspective narratives are confusing for students

May drop Tipu Sultan chapter from school books, says BSY

October 31, 2019 3:38 am

On July 30, the Kannada and Culture department of the state had ordered the cancellation of Tipu Jayanti celebrations on the basis of a letter from Virajpet BJP MLA K G Bopaiah — the constituency lies in the Kodagu region.

Explained: How to read Tipu Sultan's place in history

October 31, 2019 7:38 am

The Karnataka government wants to "remove" Tipu Sultan from textbooks. Why has the government announced such a step? How then should the historical figure of Tipu Sultan be assessed today?

Chapters glorifying Tipu Sultan to be removed from textbooks: Yediyurappa

October 30, 2019 5:56 pm

Soon after, BJP Karnataka tweeted: "...textbooks must be rewritten to portray the real Tipu Sultan to our children. They should be made aware of the Tyrant's cruelty against Hindus & his anti-Kannada rule."

Top news today evening: Haryana looks at post-poll scenarios, latest Tipu Sultan row, and more

October 25, 2019 5:35 pm

From Dushyant Chautala keeping his options open to Mamata Banerjee jogging on International Day of Climate Action, here are the top evening headlines of the day.

BJP MLA demands removal of lesson on Tipu Sultan, says he is not freedom fighter

October 23, 2019 8:33 pm

The MLA alleged that Tipu had also changed the names of many towns and localities and gave them Persian names.

Hindutva group, BJP disrupt film shooting over rumours of Tipu Sultan biopic: Cops

September 27, 2019 7:10 am

The producer, S R Prabhu’s Dream Warrior Pictures, issued a statement on Thursday clarifying that the movie has nothing to do with Tipu Sultan.

Yediyurappa govt ends Tipu Jayanti celebration in Karnataka

July 30, 2019 8:57 pm

Observed in the month of November every year, the celebration was started in 2015 as an annual event under the previous Congress government led by Siddaramaiah. In the past years, BJP has led heated protests against the Tipu Jayanti celebrations. 

The sale of King Tutankhamun’s 3,000-year-old statue restarts debate on whether ancient artefacts belong to their country of origin

July 09, 2019 8:57 am

This is not the first time Egypt has demanded the return of an artefact. Neither is it likely to be the last. Countries world over, including India, have been demanding that artefacts — several of which were looted during the colonial period — be brought back to their countries of origin.