Monday, August 01, 2005

Tipu Sultan - The Tiger of Mysore

There was a famous Sufi Saint in Arcot, whose tomb Haider Ali and his wife had visited to pray for a son. What was his name?

Tipu Mastan Aulia

Where exactly was Tipu Sultan born and what was his real name?

Devanahalli, Fateh Ali

Tipu Sultan was enthroned as the ruler of Mysore in a simple ceremony on the 4th of May, 1783. Where did this ceremony take place?


Tipu Sultan wrote a Military Manual describing army composition and tactics, and copies of it were distributed to all his officers. What was the name of this manual?

Fathul Mujahidin

Tipu Sultan had three wives, out of whom the third one was his favourite. After her death, he chose to remain a widower for the rest of his life. What was her name?

Khadija Zamani Begum