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Tipu Sultan


Explained: What is the controversy over Tipu Sultan in Mumbai?

January 27, 2022 10:15 am

Tipu Sultan is at the centre of controversy in Mumbai with the BJP claiming a Congress leader is planning to rename a playground in a Muslim dominated locality after the Mysore king. What is the stand of the MVA on the issue?

Karnataka: Seer arrested for calling demolition of a mosque built during Tipu regime

January 18, 2022 6:52 pm

The seer, who belongs to Kalika mutt located in Arasikere, was arrested after a complaint was filed by Yathiraju, a security supervisor of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Explained: What is the controversy over naming a garden in Mumbai after Tipu Sultan?

July 18, 2021 8:39 am

The opposition to the naming of the garden is seen as an attempt by the BJP to pin down the Shiv Sena on the issue of Hindutva. However, the Sena’s measured stand on the issue is largely due to the realpolitik of local pressures and compulsions.

Proposal to name garden after Tipu Sultan sent back after uproar during BMC meeting

July 16, 2021 9:05 am

The Shiv Sena-led Market and Garden Committee has now sent back the proposal to the civic administration for reconsideration.

Row over naming Mumbai garden after Tipu Sultan, right-wing outfit says move will hurt sentiments

July 15, 2021 4:46 pm

Spokesperson of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti Dr Uday Dhuri said the garden should be named after kings like Shivaji Maharaj who treated all religions equally.

Streetwise Kolkata: Tipu Sultan Road -- One of the many legacies of Mysore ruler in a city he never saw

February 26, 2021 3:07 pm

Several of Tipu Sultan's descendants continue to live in Kolkata, unnoticed and ignored, far removed from the grandeur of heritage structures and streets named after the ruler.

Noor Inayat Khan first Indian-origin woman to get memorial plaque in London

August 29, 2020 4:13 pm

Remembering Noor, Basu said, when Noor Inayat Khan left this house on her last mission, she would have never dreamed that one day she would become a symbol of bravery.

What's in a name? It's a tough call with Tipu Sultan, Limca, Corona and Covid

May 14, 2020 3:48 pm

It's not just Elon Musk's baby, there's also Tipu Sultan, Adolf Lu Hitler Marak, twins Covid and Corona, among others. If you’re considering an unusual name for your baby, here is some food for thought!

Tipu Sultan chapters to be retained in Karnataka textbooks next academic year

January 21, 2020 1:21 pm

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa-led government will form a committee that would take a decision to add both the positive and negative sides of Tipu Sultan in textbooks.

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?