Tipu Sahib


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Tipu Sahib

or

Tipu Sultan:

see Tippoo SahibTippoo Sahib
or Tipu Sahib
, 1749–99, Indian ruler, sultan of Mysore (1782–99); son and successor of Haidar Ali. He fought in his father's campaigns against the Marathas and the British but, after his succession, made peace with the British in 1784.
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She rightly reminds us of Indian resistance to British rule, from Tipu Sahib in the 1790s, the Vellore Mutiny (1806), the Mahratta Wars and the Indian Mutiny of 1857-58, to be followed eventually by the long peaceful campaign that led to Indian independence in 1948--a campaign in which Gandhi's tactic of the hunger strike may have been inspired by Yeats's The King's Threshold and by Terence McSwiney's 74 day hunger strike in 1920.