Author: Samuel StrandbergPublisher: VarietyYear: 1995Language: EnglishPages: 167ISBN/UPC (if available): 9163073331
This book was originally written in the Swedish language for a Swedish public. The history of India is not well known among Swedes. One many have heard of the Moguls and know that the British dominated India for a long time. Gandhi and Nehru are also well known characters.But sometimes Swedish people may wonder how the English managed to subdue India without big military campaigns and with a limited number of troops. Were there no India states that tried to defend themselves? If so, why did they not succeed?This book deals with the only Indian prince who offered staunch resistance and by doing so caused the English both fright and wrath. His name was Tipu Sultan and he ruled in Mysore in south India during a few decades at the end of the 1700s when the revolution broke out in France.Tipu Sultan was not only an outstanding military commander; he was also much ahead of his time with attempts of social reforms that would come about in other countries more than one hundred years later. But he struck his forehead bloody against the superior diplomacy and military technique of the English and finally succumbed in the struggle.
1. Why this book?2. The south Indian Scene3. India in the 1700’s4. Warfare in the 1700’s5. India and the colonial Powers6. Tipu’s birth and childhood7. Father and son8. The first anglo Mysorean war 1767-699. War with Marata 1769-7210. Wedding in Seringapatnam 11. Wedding Ali-the dictator in MysoreThe second anglo-Mysorean war 1780-8412. To inherit a kingdom and a war13. The peace of Mangalore14. Tipu Sultan – his own foreign minister15. Tipu – the father of the people16. Tipu and religion17. The third anglo mysorean war 1790-92The First PhaseThe Second Phase18. The peace of Seringapatnam19. Seven years of peace20. Tipu and Napoleon21. “Penfriends”22. The fourth anglo-mysorean war 179923. The last battle24. The funeral25. The aftermaths26. Conclusion27. Appendix I-IIWellesley’s reportsThe Malartic Proclamation28. Sources and literature