Bodinayakkanur


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Bodinayakkanur

(bō'dĭnäyək'əno͞or`), town (1991 pop. 66,028), Tamil Nadu state, at the foot of the Eastern Ghats, SE India. A Bodinayakkanur state is said to have been established in 1336. The area was seized by Haidar AliHaidar Ali
or Hyder Ali
, 1722–82, Indian ruler. A Muslim of peasant stock, he rose by military brilliance to command the army of the Hindu state of Mysore.
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 in 1776 and ceded to the British in 1793. The town is surrounded by hills. It is a market for cardamom, coffee, tea, silk, and cotton.
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