The History of the Reign of Tipu Sultan, Being a Continuation of the Neshani Hyduri

The History of the Reign of Tipu Sultan, Being a Continuation of the Neshani Hyduri

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...and having presented themselves to the " Treasury, wardrobe and Zunana. In the war against Tip1'1 Sultan, in the Mysore, evidence has appeared of letters to the Ottoman Porte, claiming his aid as the " Head of the Moslem world," and Mahmood appears fully sensible of the hold which this rank invests him with over his most powerful vassals.---Upham's Ottoman Empire, Vol. I. Sultan, they there detailed the circumstances of their mission, stating that the presents sent (to Constantinople) were all approved and accepted, but that among the warlike weapons none were so much esteemed and admired by the Sultan of Room as the rockets of which there were none in that country. The Sultan now, therefore, according to the suggestions of the Vuzirs of Room, and the advice of his faithful Amirs, collected all the treasures of the state, or rather assumed the pomp and splendour of royalty)' and directed the formation of a throne of gold, ornamented with jewels of great value in the shape of a tiger, a figure from the first most approved by the Sultan. English and French artisans, also of the greatest. talents were assembled and constantly employed _ in casting metal or brass gunsq and the manufac ture of muskets; they also made scissors, penknives, hour-glasses, pocket-knives with many blades, &c. so that in the course of a month, one gun and five or six muskets of the best kinds were completed. The Sult: 'm's manufactories were called Tara Mundu1' and were established in four places, P It appears from this that Tip1-1 wanted the sanction of the Sultan of Room, before he assumed the titles and distinctions of royalty. q u_J 1' Signifying a constellation. L one in the Capital, another at Bangalore, more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236943872
  • 9781236943873