State and Diplomacy: under Tipu Sultan

edited by Irfan Habib

2001

xvi + 168 pages

ISBN: 81-85229-52-X

Rs 200

The present volume, State and Diplomacy under Tipu Sultan: Document and Essays, edited and introduced by Irfan Habib, supplements Confronting Colonialism: Resistance and Moderninzation under Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan, which was published in 1999 by the Indian History Congress as part of the Srirangapatnam bicentennial. The main object of this volume is not only to add fresh contributions to the papers collected in Confronting Colonialism, but also to present to the reader documentary evidence that has probably not received its due in studies on Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan. It is hoped that the translation of texts, commentaries on documents and interpretive essays contained here will mark a further stage of progress in the exploration and use of source material on Tipu Sultan in both Persian and French
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Irfan Habib, formerly Professor of History at Aligarh Muslim University, is a well known historian and author of the The Agrarian System of Mughal India 1556-1707, An Atlas of the Mughal Empire (1982), and Essay in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception (1995). He is also the author of Prehistory (2001), the first in a series of monographs on a People’s History of Indian, to be published successively under the auspices of the Aligarh Historical Society