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Tipu Sultan: Kannada Connection

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A book written by Mr.Khazi Mohammed Shoukath Ali in Kannada entitled Tiger Tipu Sultan

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Remembering Tipu Sultan: In Karachi, a small Karnataka community keeps on reminding us of Tipu Sultan ...
Gandhiji paid tribute to Tipu Sultan. Gandhiji debunks all those history books which paint Tipu Sultan as someone who forced conversions on Hindus. He thinks that Tipu's letters in the Kannada language are the living proof of his generosity to the Hindus.
Tipu had a cultured mind. According to Mohibul Hasan, he was versatile and could talk on all kinds of subjects. He could speak Kannada and Hindustani (Urdu), but he mostly talked in Persian which he wrote with ease. He was interested in science, medicine, music, astrology and engineering, but theology and Sufism were his favorite subjects. more

Tipuís biography in English, Kannada
Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers K Rehman Khan released the English and Kannada translations of the Urdu book Seerat-e-Tipu Sultan Shaheed, a biography of Tipu Sultan, authored by Mohammed Ilyas Nadwi, in Bangalore on Sunday. Mr Khan released the book at an all India seminar held at Islami Arabic College at Nagavara in Bangalore. Litterateurs presented 15 papers on different aspects of the life, struggle and contribution of Tipu Sultan on this occasion. more

Palm Leaf Manuscript of Tipu Sultan's Poet Traced
Venkamathya hailed from Thyamagondlu village, near Nelamangala, in Bangalore rural district. He became a minister of the Keladi State in his early age and gained experience in State administration as well, besides being a poet. Later, he became a Minister under the famous ruler of Srirangapatna, Hyder Ali Khan, and when the latter died under his son, the famous Tipu Sultan. Despite ups and downs in his life, Venkamathya continued his literary contributions to become the lone poet to produce works in all the 10 branches of literature.
Of the eight works of Venkamathya, the Institute of Kannada Studies of the Mysore University has published a few. Kannada researches are now hopeful of finding the poet's 10th work also to fill the void in his poetical contributions. more

SCRIPTS OF TIPU'S ERA, Kannada

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Kannadigas in Toronto

Mysoreans

Meals: Touch of Mysore (Old and new, now called Karnataka)

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09/08/2005