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Important Topics in Karnataka History

  • The Great Battle (1565)/ Battle of Rakkasa-Tangadi
  • Vijaynagar Art and Architecture
  • Deccani Style of Architecture
  • Haider Ali & Tippu Sultan
  • Dhondiya Wagh
  • Kittur
  • Rani Chennamma
  • Sangolli Rayanna
  • Krishnaraja Wodeyar-III
  • Purnayya
  • Nagar Insurrection
  • Mark Cubbon
  • Lewin Bowring
  • Representative assembly
  • Rangacharlu
  • Sheshadri Iyer
  • Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV
  • Mysore Legislative council
  • Sir M Visveshwaraya
  • Sir Mirza Ismail
  • Miller committee
  • Seal Committee
  • Backward class movement
  • Praja Mitra Mandali
  • Sevadal/Dr Hardikar
  • Belgaum Session
  • Ankola salt satyagraha
  • Forest satyagraha
  • Mysore Chalo
  • Movement for Unification
  • Brahmanetara Parishat
  • Praja Mitra Mandali
  • Brahmanetara Parishat
  • Unification Movement
  • Swamy Ramananda Teertha


Tipu’s legacy  in the socio-economic fields

The expansion of sericulture in the Mysuru region has been credited to Tipu Sultan. The Mysore Gazetteer notes that Tipu secured the know-how from Bengal and introduced mulberry cultivation in 21 centres. In what could be described as a step to encourage local industry, he banned the export of cotton to ensure that local weavers were not denied the raw material.

The introduction of sugarcane on a large scale has also been attributed to Tipu Sultan for which he secured the assistance of Chinese experts

Tipu Sultan took some reformatory measures including a ban on alcohol. Cattle being closely linked to agriculture, Tipu Sultan encouraged livestock breeding. Hallikar and Amrit Mahal breeds are believed to be products of this initiative.

Rocket technology

Modern day historians also credit Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan with an elementary knowledge of missile or rocket technology, which is considered to be the prototype of present-day missiles and rockets. They were put to full use during the wars with the British. Some of these have been preserved at the Royal Artillery Museum in England. The paintings at Dariya Daulat, the summer palace of Tipu Sultan at Srirangapatana, are a clear indicator of the use of these missiles in wars.

A courtyard within the ruins of the Srirangapatana Fort was identified by archaeologists as the possible spot from where the missiles were launched.

Scientists from DRDO have Plans for a ‘missile museum at the spot

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