Sakti and Barakat: The Power of Tipu's Tiger

  title={Sakti and Barakat: The Power of Tipu's Tiger},
  author={Kate Brittlebank},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={257 - 269}
A figure who walks larger than life through the pages of eighteenthcentury south-Indian history is Tipu Sultan Fath Ali Khan, who held power in Mysore from 1782 until his death at the hands of the British in 1799. In general, scholars of his reign have taken a mainly Eurocentric approach, essentially concentrating on his external relationships and activities, particularly with regard to the French and the British, while more recently there has been some examination of his economy and… 
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