News: Kate Brittlebank to write book on Tipu Sultan

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Tipu's Tiger/Wikipedia

Tipu’s Tiger, an automaton created for Tipu Sultan, showing a tiger attacking an East India Company soldier/Wikipedia


When we decided to commission a book on the Tiger of Mysore, there was only one person we could think of to write it.

Kate Brittlebank, an Australian historian, is the foremost authority on Tipu Sultan and to our excitement, she said she would love to write a book that would shed new light on Tipu and bring him alive for the general reader. Our book will be published later this year and will tell the story of a powerful  king and brilliant soldier, who was also a devoted father, husband and son. Her previous books include Tipu Sultan’s Search for Legitimacy: Islam and Kingship in a Hindu Domain. Read one of her excellent pieces on the monarch here.

We’re thrilled, are you?


  1. Nidhin / January 22, 2016 at 3:13 am /Reply

    Great News. You’ve managed a coup of sorts! The entire South Indian and especially Mysore History crowd will be looking forward to Kate’s new work.

  2. Vinod Joseph / January 27, 2016 at 12:27 pm /Reply

    Brilliant! I look forward to reading Tipu’s biography and will hopefully review it on my blog.

    • Team Juggernaut / January 27, 2016 at 3:43 pm /Reply

      That’s great. We’d love to read your review.

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