Seringapatam


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Seringapatam

a small town in S India, in Karnataka on Seringapatam Island in the Cauvery River: capital of Mysore from 1610 to 1799, when it was besieged and captured by the British. Pop.: 23 448 (2001)
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The second war, narrated in part by Munro, was particularly difficult for the British; Tipu Sultan's army's spectacularly defeated forces led by William Baille at Pollilur, resulting not only in a high number of casualties but also in the captivity of hundreds of soldiers in Mysore, some of whom continued to be held in Seringapatam for over a decade (Colley, Captives 276).
Fort William College was founded in 1800 in Calcutta to commemorate the British victory over Tipu Sultan at Seringapatam.
These omissions aside, Indian Life and Landscape successfully follows a freehand-template of Mildred Archer's tour de force India and British Portraiture (1979) which privileges artist biographies loosely linked by chronology, political theme (for instance the images resulting from the Company's capture of Seringapatam, 1799), or genre (such as miniature portraiture and natural history painting).
0 mm SL, Seringapatam Reef, Western Australia; WAM P.
Part II of 'The Tipu Sultan Collection' presented for sale six outstanding items including weaponry and other rarities captured after the British stormed the autonomous Muslim Ruler, Tipu Sultan's palace at Seringapatam in May 1799.
In Sotheby's 14 April sale of Arts of the Islamic World, are seven artefacts from Tipu Sultans palace at Seringapatam, carried off when tile British stormed it in 1799.
While in India he was captured by Hyder Ali and, after a daring bid for escape, was imprisoned in the black hole of Seringapatam.
They served under Wellington in India and earned their first battle honour at Seringapatam.
But there are some analogous situations: reports of Americans captured today in far away places foster many of the same reactions as did accounts of Britons held hostage in Tangiers and Seringapatam.
Bob trained a big grey horse named Seringapatam, a very useful hurdler and chaser whose main flaw was a streak of strong-minded wilfulness.
Objects of local historical significance included a painting of a ship, the Seringapatam, owned by the East India Company.

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