Truth vs Hype: Tipu Sultan - Bigot or Patriot?

PUBLISHED ON: November 4, 2017 | Duration: 23 min, 33 sec

   
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Tipu Sultan, the 18th century ruler of the Mysore kingdom, has once again emerged at the heart of a polarising debate. As his anniversary nears with celebrations organised by the Congress government of Karnataka, the BJP has raised objections, calling him a tyrant and a bigot. The Congress has ardently defended the king. We examine how a complex historical figure has been stripped of nuance and oversimplified - for narrow political gains.
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