Messenger History can change Politics. In an ideal world the historical background should determine the political scenario. Unfortunately in India, history of the Nation is not written on the basis of rationality and an unbiased outlook but political and religious considerations. One such classic example of pseudo secularism where politics determined and rewrote the history of the Nation is the propagation of Tipu Sultan, a despotic monarch who went into a battle with the British purely for his self interest as a benevolent ruler and a legendary freedom fighter.
We recounted his numerous outrages on everyone from those in Mysore, to those of his poligars in Chiradurga, Nargund, Kittur, etc. We shall follow his trail of terror in the Malabar, and continue to show the same behaviour in both Travancore and the regions of Tamizh Nadu that he ruled.
We shall further show that his actions were consistent with basic theological tenets of Islam, as can be found in Quran and Hadith. In our article, we have relied on a wide variety of references, both contemporary and that of later historians.
Mark Wilks , , and Col. A few other local sources and events have also been used with proper citation. The article has been divided into two parts to make it manageable in size. Malabar Tipu himself had remarked that he was embarking on a Jihad against the Hindus.
Tipu and his Moplah allies History of tipu sultan the region. These activities of Tipu have been described in gory detail by several authors.
The term appears to have been used loosely, often, for all non-Brahmin landowning classes of the Malabar and Travancore, rather than as a specific reference to a caste. The province of Malabar had repeatedly risen in revolt, both against Haidar and Tipu.
The barbarities of both Haidar and Tipu precluded a peaceful rule by the Mysore kings in the region. But the treaty of Mangalore, at the end of the second Mysore war, left the region and its rulers to Tipu.
What is past is past. Hereafter you must proceed in an opposite manner, dwell quietly and pay your dues like good subjects: I hereby require you to forsake these sinful practices and to be like the rest of mankind; and if you are disobedient to these commands, I have made repeated vows to honour the whole of you with Islam and to march all the chief persons to the seat of Government.
Now or henceforward you must desist from these proceedings; but if you should ever be guilty of the like, or engage in war or tumult against the Ahmedy Sircar, we will, with the blessing of God, the Helper, act by you according to the Book of God; and of the Messenger of God, will confer upon you the honour of Islam, and place, every individual of you in the Ahmedy ranks.
With this object, he appointed sundry religious teachers to supervise their domestic morals and teach the true faith. In other words, taking multiple women, who were captives in war as his sex slaves was acceptable to Tipu, but polyandry was not.
This view of Tipu flows directly from the Koran, which permits polygamy. Further, the Muslim kings Akbar included were infamous for maintaining vast harems.
And lawful to you are [all others] beyond these, [provided] that you seek them [in marriage] with [gifts from] your property, desiring chastity, not unlawful sexual intercourse.
So for whatever you enjoy [of marriage] from them, give them their due compensation as an obligation. And there is no blame upon you for what you mutually agree to beyond the obligation. Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and Wise.In The Present Work, An Attempt Has Been Made To Give An Accurate Picture Of Tipu Sultan By Disengaging His Personality From Masses Of Fictions And Distortions Which Have Gathered Round Him.3/5(2).
Tippu Sultan, also spelled Tipu Sultan, also called Tippu Sahib or Fateh Ali Tipu, byname Tiger of Mysore, (born , Devanhalli [India]—died May 4, , Seringapatam [now Shrirangapattana]), sultan of Mysore, who won fame in . The Sword of Tipu Sultan is an Indian historical drama that was first broadcast on the DD National in Based on a novel by Bhagwan Gidwani, this drama was a portrayal of the life and times of Tipu Sultan, the 18th century ruler of Mysore, the series was widely praised for its casting and grandeur.
He studied such subjects as riding, swordsmanship, shooting, Koranic studies, Islamic jurisprudence, and languages such as Urdu, Persian, and Arabic. Tipu Sultan also studied military strategy and tactics under French officers from an early age, since his father was allied with the French in southern India.
Tipu Sultan (20 November – 4 May ), also known as the Tiger of Mysore, was the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore from to He was also a scholar, soldier and poet.
Tipu was the eldest son of Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore and his wife Fatima Fakhr-un-Nisa. Tipu Sultan born in a Muslim family. Tippu Sultan, also spelled Tipu Sultan, also called Tippu Sahib or Fateh Ali Tipu, byname Tiger of Mysore, (born , Devanhalli [India]—died May 4, , Seringapatam [now Shrirangapattana]), sultan of Mysore, who won fame in the wars of the late 18th century in southern India.