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Historian Prof P V Nanjaraja Urs’ ‘Tipu Manyate Sigada Sulthana’ hits stands

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Mysuru: Even as there is a raging controversy over erstwhile Srirangapatna ruler Tipu Sultan, a book on the most controversial historical figure has hit the stands.

“Tipu Manyate Sigada Sulthana” (Tipu the king who doesn’t get his due) the latest from the stable of historian 
Prof P V Nanjaraja Urs in Kannada was released at B M Sri auditorium of Kuvempu  Institute of  Kannada Studies, Manasagangotri on Saturday.

The book is an attempt on highlighting the achievements of Tipu as a king then and how in the present years he has been the topic of most debates that refuse to die with divergent opinions about his regime. 

Former High Court judge H N Nagmohan Das said “today politicians aren’t talking about Hunger index, unemployment and health related issues. They are only focussed about caste and religion. It has instilled fear among a section of the society. The labour community is facing several problems, so also the dilution of reservation system, but no one is raising their voice. Secular is not about mixing religion in politics. We need complete democracy economically and socially”, said Nagmohan Das.

Retired journalism and mass communication Prof B P Mahesh Chandraguru said “Tipu was a great warrior. Hence BJP started his Jayanti, that was later continued by Siddaramaiah’s government”.

The contributions of Mysore Royal family is also vast, but their fight against British is not visible in the history. The reforms brought in the society like ban on liquor and spending most of the time in fighting British without ignoring development were all the remarkable achievements of Tipu, Maheshchandra Guru added.

BJP MLC A H Vishwanath who had a piece of advise for the detractors of Tipu said “don’t disect Tipu with the spectacles of religion He was a globally renowned person”.

Author Prof P V Nanjaraj Urs, former police officer B K Shivaram, BVS leader Siddaraju, Akka IAS Foundation’s Shivakumar and Publisher Abhiruchi Ganesh were present.

– Team Mysoorunews 

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