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  • Mohammad Imran
    Also read Iqbal s tribute to Tipu.
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 27, 2014
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      Also read Iqbal's tribute to Tipu.

      Begin forwarded message:

      From: Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...>
      Subject: [thegoodindians] Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter
      Date: January 27, 2014 7:48:23 PM GMT+05:30

       

      Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter

      Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter
      New Delhi Tipu Sultan has become a hotly debated topic on social media after Karnataka's tableau for Sunday's Republic Day parade glorified the 18th century ruler with a complex legacy.

      Moments after a giant bust of Tipu Sultan brandishing a sword glided down Rajpath on Sunday, with the commentary describing him as a hero who died fighting the British, a war of words erupted on Twitter.

      Many critics argued on the micro-blogging site that it was wrong to pay tribute to a "tyrant" responsible for killing thousands.

      "If we accept a Tipu Sultan float, there is absolutely no reason not to have floats of British monarchs and viceroys," tweeted Barbarian Indian.

      "Numerous accounts of Tipu Sultan killing, torturing, converting Hindus, destroying temples. Also of his fight against the British. Dark, complex (sic)," posted Abhijit Majumdar.

      Others like Nakul Shenoy wrote, "Happy to see Tipu Sultan being featured in the Karnataka tableau for the Republic Parade. Politics has ensured we have mostly forgotten him."

      Within hours, the battle of tweets turned into a history lesson with people on both sides of the argument posting links to essays and articles on the ruler known as the "Tiger of Mysore."

      Tipu Sultan was last in the news in 2004, when liquor baron Vijay Mallya bought his sword in an auction for Rs.1.5 crore. His life was also the subject of a TV show in 1990.

      He is described in some sites as a scholar, soldier, poet and polyglot who scored important victories against British rulers but whose treatment of captured non-Muslim subjects and British prisoners of war was controversial.

      As Tipu Sultan continued to trend on Monday, one tweet observed that "People are debating Tipu sultan & his legacy like he lives in race course road in Bangalore today and drives a Bentley."

      In the cacophony of fiery tweets, Sameera Gawandi posted, "Let history b history #Tipu sultan y the fight now?"
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      Allama Iqbal on Tipu Sultan: Tipu Sultan Ki Wasee'yat;





    • Info IPAC
      *Dear Sir* *With great pleasure, this is to inform you that Indraprastha Public Affairs Centre (IPAC) has come up with its newsletter for the month of January
      Message 2 of 5 , Feb 4, 2014

      Dear Sir

       

      With great pleasure, this is to inform you that Indraprastha Public Affairs Centre (IPAC) has come up with its newsletter for the month of January .2014. Since you are a close associate of our organization, we feel extremely honored in sharing our latest newsletter with you. Please Find the Attach Newsletter with the Email. Please feel free to post your suggestions, questions, response on the newsletter.

       

      Looking forward to your response.

       

       

      Regards,

       

      Hanuman Sahay Sharma

      (Program Support Coordinator)

       



      On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Mohammad Imran <dalibagh@...> wrote:
       

      Also read Iqbal's tribute to Tipu.


      Begin forwarded message:

      From: Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...>
      Subject: [thegoodindians] Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter
      Date: January 27, 2014 7:48:23 PM GMT+05:30

       

      Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter

      Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter
      New Delhi Tipu Sultan has become a hotly debated topic on social media after Karnataka's tableau for Sunday's Republic Day parade glorified the 18th century ruler with a complex legacy.

      Moments after a giant bust of Tipu Sultan brandishing a sword glided down Rajpath on Sunday, with the commentary describing him as a hero who died fighting the British, a war of words erupted on Twitter.

      Many critics argued on the micro-blogging site that it was wrong to pay tribute to a "tyrant" responsible for killing thousands.

      "If we accept a Tipu Sultan float, there is absolutely no reason not to have floats of British monarchs and viceroys," tweeted Barbarian Indian.

      "Numerous accounts of Tipu Sultan killing, torturing, converting Hindus, destroying temples. Also of his fight against the British. Dark, complex (sic)," posted Abhijit Majumdar.

      Others like Nakul Shenoy wrote, "Happy to see Tipu Sultan being featured in the Karnataka tableau for the Republic Parade. Politics has ensured we have mostly forgotten him."

      Within hours, the battle of tweets turned into a history lesson with people on both sides of the argument posting links to essays and articles on the ruler known as the "Tiger of Mysore."

      Tipu Sultan was last in the news in 2004, when liquor baron Vijay Mallya bought his sword in an auction for Rs.1.5 crore. His life was also the subject of a TV show in 1990.

      He is described in some sites as a scholar, soldier, poet and polyglot who scored important victories against British rulers but whose treatment of captured non-Muslim subjects and British prisoners of war was controversial.

      As Tipu Sultan continued to trend on Monday, one tweet observed that "People are debating Tipu sultan & his legacy like he lives in race course road in Bangalore today and drives a Bentley."

      In the cacophony of fiery tweets, Sameera Gawandi posted, "Let history b history #Tipu sultan y the fight now?"
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      Allama Iqbal on Tipu Sultan: Tipu Sultan Ki Wasee'yat;








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    • rajagopalan ss
      which ruler of India,hindu or Muslim or Jain, had not indulged in massacres and killings? Tippu had another face, quite exceptional and affable.ssr From:
      Message 3 of 5 , Feb 5, 2014
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        which ruler of India,hindu or Muslim or Jain, had not indulged in massacres and killings? Tippu had another face, quite exceptional and affable.
        ssr 


        From: dalibagh@...
        To: arkitectindia@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:44:22 +0530
        Subject: [Arkitect India] Fwd: [thegoodindians] Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter

         
        Also read Iqbal's tribute to Tipu.


        Begin forwarded message:

        From: Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...>
        Subject: [thegoodindians] Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter
        Date: January 27, 2014 7:48:23 PM GMT+05:30

         

        Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter

        Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter
        New Delhi Tipu Sultan has become a hotly debated topic on social media after Karnataka's tableau for Sunday's Republic Day parade glorified the 18th century ruler with a complex legacy.

        Moments after a giant bust of Tipu Sultan brandishing a sword glided down Rajpath on Sunday, with the commentary describing him as a hero who died fighting the British, a war of words erupted on Twitter.

        Many critics argued on the micro-blogging site that it was wrong to pay tribute to a "tyrant" responsible for killing thousands.

        "If we accept a Tipu Sultan float, there is absolutely no reason not to have floats of British monarchs and viceroys," tweeted Barbarian Indian.

        "Numerous accounts of Tipu Sultan killing, torturing, converting Hindus, destroying temples. Also of his fight against the British. Dark, complex (sic)," posted Abhijit Majumdar.

        Others like Nakul Shenoy wrote, "Happy to see Tipu Sultan being featured in the Karnataka tableau for the Republic Parade. Politics has ensured we have mostly forgotten him."

        Within hours, the battle of tweets turned into a history lesson with people on both sides of the argument posting links to essays and articles on the ruler known as the "Tiger of Mysore."

        Tipu Sultan was last in the news in 2004, when liquor baron Vijay Mallya bought his sword in an auction for Rs.1.5 crore. His life was also the subject of a TV show in 1990.

        He is described in some sites as a scholar, soldier, poet and polyglot who scored important victories against British rulers but whose treatment of captured non-Muslim subjects and British prisoners of war was controversial.

        As Tipu Sultan continued to trend on Monday, one tweet observed that "People are debating Tipu sultan & his legacy like he lives in race course road in Bangalore today and drives a Bentley."

        In the cacophony of fiery tweets, Sameera Gawandi posted, "Let history b history #Tipu sultan y the fight now?"
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        Allama Iqbal on Tipu Sultan: Tipu Sultan Ki Wasee'yat;






      • Arif Ali
        Tipu Sultan deserves more glorification than this. He fought British when all other local rulers had pacts with the British Monarch. He refused to compromise
        Message 4 of 5 , Feb 7, 2014
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          Tipu Sultan deserves more glorification than this. He fought British when all other local rulers had pacts with the British Monarch. He refused to compromise the dignity of India and fought until he gave his life for his motherland. Arif Ali.






          Prof. Arif Ali,
          Ph.D.; PDF UW-Madison, USA
          Department of Bio sciences,
          Ex Head, Department of Biotechnology,
          Ex Head, Department of Bio sciences,
          Ex Dean, Faculty of Dentistry
          Jamia Millia Islamia University
          New Delhi-110 025




          Phone:   2698 1717 ext. 4315   (office)
                         41320141    (res.)*

          *Cell:     099588 40058
          ; 9013831883





          On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 3:17 AM, Info IPAC <ipacasia@...> wrote:
           
          [Attachment(s) from Info IPAC included below]

          Dear Sir

           

          With great pleasure, this is to inform you that Indraprastha Public Affairs Centre (IPAC) has come up with its newsletter for the month of January .2014. Since you are a close associate of our organization, we feel extremely honored in sharing our latest newsletter with you. Please Find the Attach Newsletter with the Email. Please feel free to post your suggestions, questions, response on the newsletter.

           

          Looking forward to your response.

           

           

          Regards,

           

          Hanuman Sahay Sharma

          (Program Support Coordinator)

           



          On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Mohammad Imran <dalibagh@...> wrote:
           

          Also read Iqbal's tribute to Tipu.


          Begin forwarded message:

          From: Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...>
          Subject: [thegoodindians] Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter
          Date: January 27, 2014 7:48:23 PM GMT+05:30

           

          Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter

          Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter
          New Delhi Tipu Sultan has become a hotly debated topic on social media after Karnataka's tableau for Sunday's Republic Day parade glorified the 18th century ruler with a complex legacy.

          Moments after a giant bust of Tipu Sultan brandishing a sword glided down Rajpath on Sunday, with the commentary describing him as a hero who died fighting the British, a war of words erupted on Twitter.

          Many critics argued on the micro-blogging site that it was wrong to pay tribute to a "tyrant" responsible for killing thousands.

          "If we accept a Tipu Sultan float, there is absolutely no reason not to have floats of British monarchs and viceroys," tweeted Barbarian Indian.

          "Numerous accounts of Tipu Sultan killing, torturing, converting Hindus, destroying temples. Also of his fight against the British. Dark, complex (sic)," posted Abhijit Majumdar.

          Others like Nakul Shenoy wrote, "Happy to see Tipu Sultan being featured in the Karnataka tableau for the Republic Parade. Politics has ensured we have mostly forgotten him."

          Within hours, the battle of tweets turned into a history lesson with people on both sides of the argument posting links to essays and articles on the ruler known as the "Tiger of Mysore."

          Tipu Sultan was last in the news in 2004, when liquor baron Vijay Mallya bought his sword in an auction for Rs.1.5 crore. His life was also the subject of a TV show in 1990.

          He is described in some sites as a scholar, soldier, poet and polyglot who scored important victories against British rulers but whose treatment of captured non-Muslim subjects and British prisoners of war was controversial.

          As Tipu Sultan continued to trend on Monday, one tweet observed that "People are debating Tipu sultan & his legacy like he lives in race course road in Bangalore today and drives a Bentley."

          In the cacophony of fiery tweets, Sameera Gawandi posted, "Let history b history #Tipu sultan y the fight now?"
          ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Allama Iqbal on Tipu Sultan: Tipu Sultan Ki Wasee'yat;








          --
          Indraprastha Public Affairs Centre (IPAC)
          256, Nagin Lake Apartments, Peeragarhi, New Delhi 110087, INDIA
          ipacasia@... 
           ,asiapublicaffairs@... 
          Phone: 91-11- 25280065, Fax NO. 91-11-45631448


        • Kaleem Kawaja
          *Tipu Sultan: Pioneer of Rocket Technology * Kaleem Kawaja October 2011, marks
          Message 5 of 5 , Feb 10, 2014
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            Tipu Sultan: Pioneer of Rocket Technology

             Kaleem Kawaja

             

            October 2011, marks the 261st birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan, king of Mysore state (October 1750 - May 1799). Tipu ruled Mysore for 17 years (1782-1799). Tipu Sultan pioneered and perfected the use of rockets for military purposes, very effectively using it in wars against the invading British colonial armies. Tipu Sultan had 27 brigades called Kushoons; each brigade had a company of rocket men called Jourks.

            At the Battle of Seringapatam in 1792, Indian soldiers launched a huge barrage of rockets against British troops, followed by an assault of 36,000 men. Although the Indian rockets were primitive by modern standards, their sheer numbers, noise and brilliance were said to have been quite effective at disorienting British soldiers. During the night, the rockets were often seen as blue lights bursting in the air. Since Indian forces were able to launch these bursting rockets in front and behind British lines, they were a tremendous tool for throwing the British off guard. The bursting rockets were usually followed by a deadly shower of rockets aimed directly at the soldiers.

            Some of these rockets passed from the front of the British columns to the rear, inflicting injury and death as they passed. Sharp bamboos were typically affixed to the rockets, which were designed to bounce along the ground to produce maximum damage. Two of the rockets fired by Tipu's troops in 1792 war are on display at the Royal Artillery Museum in London.

            Later at the battle of Srirangapattana (4th Anglo-Mysore war) April 1799, British forces led by Col Arthur Wellesley (Duke of Wellington) ran away from battlefield when attacked by rockets and musket fire of Tipu Sultan's army. Unlike contemporary rockets whose combustion chamber was made of wood (bamboo), Tipu's rockets used iron cylinder casing that allowed greater pressure, thrust and range.

            The British were greatly impressed by the Mysorean rockets using iron tubes. At the end of war, more then 700 rockets and sub-systems of 900 rockets were captured and sent to England. Some of these rockets are still kept in the Greenwich Museum. William Congreve thoroughly examined the Indian specimens to reverse engineer and make its copies that were later used successfully in naval attack on Bologne, France, the siege of Copenhagen and also against Fort Washington (New York) during the American independence war.

             

            Kaleem Kawaja is a Washington based activist.



             

             

             

             



            On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 3:44 AM, Arif Ali <ali.arifali@...> wrote:
             

            Tipu Sultan deserves more glorification than this. He fought British when all other local rulers had pacts with the British Monarch. He refused to compromise the dignity of India and fought until he gave his life for his motherland. Arif Ali.






            Prof. Arif Ali,
            Ph.D.; PDF UW-Madison, USA
            Department of Bio sciences,
            Ex Head, Department of Biotechnology,
            Ex Head, Department of Bio sciences,
            Ex Dean, Faculty of Dentistry
            Jamia Millia Islamia University
            New Delhi-110 025




            Phone:   2698 1717 ext. 4315   (office)
                           41320141    (res.)*

            *Cell:     099588 40058
            ; 9013831883





            On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 3:17 AM, Info IPAC <ipacasia@...> wrote:
             
            [Attachment(s) from Info IPAC included below]

            Dear Sir

             

            With great pleasure, this is to inform you that Indraprastha Public Affairs Centre (IPAC) has come up with its newsletter for the month of January .2014. Since you are a close associate of our organization, we feel extremely honored in sharing our latest newsletter with you. Please Find the Attach Newsletter with the Email. Please feel free to post your suggestions, questions, response on the newsletter.

             

            Looking forward to your response.

             

             

            Regards,

             

            Hanuman Sahay Sharma

            (Program Support Coordinator)

             



            On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 9:44 AM, Mohammad Imran <dalibagh@...> wrote:
             

            Also read Iqbal's tribute to Tipu.


            Begin forwarded message:

            From: Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...>
            Subject: [thegoodindians] Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter
            Date: January 27, 2014 7:48:23 PM GMT+05:30

             

            Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter

            Tipu Sultan tableau on Republic Day sparks war on Twitter
            New Delhi Tipu Sultan has become a hotly debated topic on social media after Karnataka's tableau for Sunday's Republic Day parade glorified the 18th century ruler with a complex legacy.

            Moments after a giant bust of Tipu Sultan brandishing a sword glided down Rajpath on Sunday, with the commentary describing him as a hero who died fighting the British, a war of words erupted on Twitter.

            Many critics argued on the micro-blogging site that it was wrong to pay tribute to a "tyrant" responsible for killing thousands.

            "If we accept a Tipu Sultan float, there is absolutely no reason not to have floats of British monarchs and viceroys," tweeted Barbarian Indian.

            "Numerous accounts of Tipu Sultan killing, torturing, converting Hindus, destroying temples. Also of his fight against the British. Dark, complex (sic)," posted Abhijit Majumdar.

            Others like Nakul Shenoy wrote, "Happy to see Tipu Sultan being featured in the Karnataka tableau for the Republic Parade. Politics has ensured we have mostly forgotten him."

            Within hours, the battle of tweets turned into a history lesson with people on both sides of the argument posting links to essays and articles on the ruler known as the "Tiger of Mysore."

            Tipu Sultan was last in the news in 2004, when liquor baron Vijay Mallya bought his sword in an auction for Rs.1.5 crore. His life was also the subject of a TV show in 1990.

            He is described in some sites as a scholar, soldier, poet and polyglot who scored important victories against British rulers but whose treatment of captured non-Muslim subjects and British prisoners of war was controversial.

            As Tipu Sultan continued to trend on Monday, one tweet observed that "People are debating Tipu sultan & his legacy like he lives in race course road in Bangalore today and drives a Bentley."

            In the cacophony of fiery tweets, Sameera Gawandi posted, "Let history b history #Tipu sultan y the fight now?"
            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Allama Iqbal on Tipu Sultan: Tipu Sultan Ki Wasee'yat;








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            Indraprastha Public Affairs Centre (IPAC)
            256, Nagin Lake Apartments, Peeragarhi, New Delhi 110087, INDIA
            ipacasia@... 
             ,asiapublicaffairs@... 
            Phone: 91-11- 25280065, Fax NO. 91-11-45631448



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