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WHY Tipu Sultan was called the Tiger of Mysore"?

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Asked by truth exposed, 28 Nov '12 09:59 pm
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It is a fitting title for the great Tipu who was also given some other titles e.g. Sultan Fateh Ali Khan. He was perhaps the only Indian ruler at that time who dared to oppose the might of the East India Copmany (British). He is a legend. He got this title for being fierce, freedom loving and not fearing the might of the British colonialists.
Answered by Francisco, 28 Nov '12 10:07 pm

 
  
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Since his childhood, Tipu Sultan pursued his strong interests in academics and various languages. Besides being well-educated Tipu was also adept as a soldier, learning the art of warfare, at the young age of 15, by attending numerous military campaigns, accompanying his father. He was also a devout Muslim who accepted other religions as well, contrary to certain theories describing him as a religious persecutor of Hindus and Christians. Tipu worked hard for the welfare of his subjects and his numerous contributions include his construction of roads, building tanks and dams, several ports along the shoreline, fortifying numerous palaces and forts, promoting overseas trade, commerce and increase in agricultural output.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 29 Nov '12 01:59 pm

 
  
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Tipu was commonly known as the Tiger of Mysore and adopted this animal as the symbol of his rule. It is said that Tipu Sultan was hunting in the forest with a French friend. He came face to face with a tiger. His gun did not work, and his dagger fell on the ground as the tiger jumped on him. He reached for the dagger, picked it up, and killed the tiger with it. That earned him the name "the Tiger of Mysore".
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 29 Nov '12 03:26 pm

 
  
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Yes indeed he was Tiger Lion hearted person and very secular but communal and fanatics do not like him
Answered by Ajeebdastan, 29 Nov '12 08:14 pm

 
  
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INTERESTING ba
Answered by anil garg, 29 Nov '12 08:19 pm

 
  
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He was invincible in his area / fort
Answered by Radha, 28 Nov '12 10:01 pm

 
  
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Tipu is a great hitman
Answered by syedsaif, 01 Oct '13 03:54 pm

 
  
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Lekin rehta ta to woh bharat mein hi tha na
Answered by rajukhan, 03 Dec '12 03:43 pm

 
  
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By all accounts of his life his bravery , he also is said to have killed a tiger by his dagger , He never gave in , these qualities made him a Tiger , how MANY CAN COMPARE HIM ?
Answered by MIKE, 29 Nov '12 10:52 pm

 
  
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That was not a TIGER but WOLF. See the description in Wikipedia:
In the first part of his reign in particular he was a religious bigot destroying many temples within his own kingdom-proper and many more in the invasion of Malabar. Mass forced conversions took place during the invasion of Malabar, outnumbered Nair warriors were given choice of Islam or death and Tippu is said to get great pleasure by converting Namboodhiri Brahmins. 20% of the population of Kerala are now Muslim mainly due to this. In battle After being defeated in the first Anglo-Mysore war he started dealing cordially with the Hindus in his kingdom so as to avoid insurrection and get support in the face of the British power. [32] There are some historians[33] who claim that Tippu Sultan was a religious persecutor of Hindus.

Shri C. K. Kareem also notes that Tippu Sultan issued an edict for the destruction of Hindu temples in Kerala.[34]
Answered by Shunmugham, 29 Nov '12 07:52 pm

 
  
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