Bengaluru: Experts committee recommends continuation of Tipu Sultan in text books


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Dec 10: A committee of experts that was formed to look into the matter of continuing lessons on 'Tiger of Mysore', Tipu Sultan, which are taught in sixth, seventh, and tenth standards now, has recommended in its report to the government to continue with these lessons. The committee is of the opinion that if lessons on Tipu are removed, they effectively severe link that narrates about the role of Mysore state in the fight against the British.

"Tipu Sultan played an important role in southern province in fighting against the British. He fought against the Britishers in four Mysore wars. Therefore, we recommend these lessons to continue," the experts said.

BJP MLA from Madikeri constituency, Appachu Ranjan, had sought removal of the matters pertaining to Tipu in text books as he was characterless religious bigot. He had also said that glorification of such persons by feeding false information to children was improper. Thereafter, the government had formulated this committee.

The report said that nothing new has been added to the text that is already present, and that the matter contained in lessons do not have anything connected with what Ranjan has said. They noted that Tipu has not been projected as an avid supporter of Kannada or patriot, duly adding that only positive things in the form of introduction have been provided.

The report said that if Tipu is seen from negative angle, all the rulers too should be viewed from this angle and personal lives of everyone has one or the other negative issues. Conducting researches into them or looking into other things do not fall under the purview of text books, the committee opined. It also said that it would be not right to inform negative things to the children and distort their minds and the texts should have positive things which develop them. They said that if his matter is removed, history of Mysore from 1783 to 1799 AD cannot be informed, and a void remains in history elating to Mysore.

The committee had Prof Baragur Ramachandrappa, who was the president of text book committee, subject experts, Prof Ashwath Narayan, who had authored the history text book for tenth standard, Prof Rajesh, who had prepared seventh standard text book, and Prof T R Chandrashekhar, who had created the sixth standard text book.

  

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Nobody looks like what they really are on the inside. You don’t. I don’t. People are much more complicated than that. It’s true of everybody.”
    ― Neil Gaiman,

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Nobody looks like what they really are on the inside. You don’t. I don’t. People are much more complicated than that. It’s true of everybody.”
    ― Neil Gaiman,

    Nevertheless, we should know that there are some exceptional people whose actions do match their inside form.
    As to Tipu Slultan I never, ever realized that in reality he is different than what he is portrayed.

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  • Syed Mohiudin, Iruvail/Riyadh

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    History tells truth and some wicked people trying to manipulate with that because of their political benefit. How USA kept Tippu portrait in NASA museum we should think about the reality.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    That is a myth!!

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    But please do not continue publishing the fake chocolate hero type of portraits of Tippu. Let people know about his original dark skinned devil looking picture!!!

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  • Jiyo our Jeenedo, Karkala & Mysore

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Our kids may not get much benefit by knowing which king has done what to our state or country. Its better if our kids know which politician has done good or bad for their City, Taluk, State and Country, in Education, Health & Development.

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/Udupi

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Now, no one worries about that. Till next election let the tippu matter in side.

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  • Ananya, Karnataka

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Dear experts,
    Why are you doing such a crime on we poor kids, we r tired of this history and etc . It doesn't even help us to do any occupation regarding history. Please stop it

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Anaya, can we forget the past, to secure the future ?? Then why do we have historical monuments ?????? Atrocities committed against humans, by bigots can never, ever be erased, rather used, as a benchmark for humanity, for all ages !!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Here are some of the points to consider, and let people decide who is their Hero or who is Zero.

    1. The work of the Historians is to give a detailed account of both the good and the bad that these leaders had done.

    2. There should also be accounts of all Historians of different faiths that should be taken into account

    3. All of these actual facts should be taught, not what was hoped, presumed or assumed.

    Tipu fought with the British it is because it was more for his own survival. He not only fought the British, he fought the Nizam of Hyderabad, The Marathas, the Kings of Travancore and he persecuted large parts of his non Muslim population. Tipu joined hads with the French, and he tried to create a Grand alliance bewteen the King of Afghanistan, The Caliphate in Turkey and biring them all together to invade India and take over the country and then divide the spoils. Is that a FREEdom fighter?

    The British defeated the Moghuls, and were ruling by making treaties with the many Kings and Queens accross India. So once Tipu defeated the British, then the whole of India would come under his control. What sort of Freedom fighter is this to kick out the British, he formed alliances with foreign powers. If he was a real freedom fighter, then he would have formed allicances with local Indians kings, instead he fought with each and every one of them.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Thanks to Experts committee recommends . Not biased at all.
    Education and history should not tempered with for political gain.
    No government has come here to remain permanently but history should remain permanently.
    Is Tipu Jayanti there still or abolished ?

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Thank God, at least the committee was not spineless, unlike the elected representatives. BJP condemns Tipu - what the present central Govt is doing with the proposed CAB and NRC is nothing short of what he is accused of having done.

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  • abdullah, calicut, Kerala

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Well done. BJP MLA Appachu Ranjan is a communal guy who is trying to bow the seed of hatred between communities.

    He has no right continue in poitics due to his bad intention and bjp should sack him immediately. People like him are burden to our society. They should be kicked out from indian main land as they cannot mingle with people of different religions and are threatening for unity.

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  • James, Belman

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    No one liked Tippu and his inhuman deeds. However he has faught wars against the British and died as a brave soldier which needs to be kept alive in the books.

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  • SBM, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Teaching history = Digging up old grave again and again.

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Barbarian JIHADI wanted whole thukde thukde bharat to be MUSLEMEEEN but British had poured the hot water on his head or BRAIN ! LOL you cant change the history reality by twisting it according to your doctrine !

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  • T.Dsilva, Udupi

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Also let them mention that Tippu Collaborated with FRENCH and Sought help of TURKEY king to save his kingdom. also He is Coward, who killed Innocent, Children and women and he saved his life pledging his own children after a war.

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Mention that he is not a tiger... But lootera

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Brother !!!!!! Tippu, Auranzeb, Babar... who were they ???? They ancestors, were all Osama bin laden.... Baghdadi !!!!!!

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Certainly !!!! Let them continue to shower praises on this Jihadists !!!!!! Also duely, honour him with " Bharat Ratna " !!!!! for the massacre of my Mangaluru Christians ancestors and the genocide of my Hindu brethren !!!!!!!

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    No fear of branded as anti-nationals? I am for removing Tippu Jayanthi. History, leave it alone.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    No experts, no intellectuals in front of Sanghee gyaanis!!!

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  • MV, Mangalore, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 10 2019

    The book should also mention the torture, rape, mass killings, destruction of churches and ethnic cleansing of Christian's in coastal karnataka.

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Tue, Dec 10 2019

    Now the AYODHYA Is closed issue! This will be another burning topic in coming days for the votes that is why the COMMITTEE recommended to be continued in TEXT BOOKS TOPIC which they can pick up when and where required basis to fool the GENERAL PUBLIC !!

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  • Francis Lewis, Sastan

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Votes are generated by way of Money spending

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  • Mohan Prabhu, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Tue, Dec 10 2019

    History must provide a balanced view, the good with the bad; if the bad predominates, then there is no place for it. Tippu with all his atrocities can still be regarded as an opponent of British in a tiny part of India and for that reason deserves a footnote, not an entire lesson.

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  • Indian Citizen, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 10 2019

    Let them also mention the atrocities committed by Tipu Sultan on the Dakshina Kannada Christian population.

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  • ayes p, kudla/ksa

    Tue, Dec 10 2019

    Yes let them mention in the text book that; they supported british.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 10 2019

    also should mention islamic party of muhammad ali jinnah supported Islamic nation by back biting m.k.gandhi.

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  • Sungtachi Kadi, Farangipete

    Tue, Dec 10 2019

    So just because they supported the British they deserved to be brutally dragged, murdered, tortured and sexually assaulted? If under Tipu they knew there wasn't any safety then why on earth would they support him?

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    If Mughal can be celebrated why not British . Both played Demons and Gods for Indian public . Keeping in mind the contribution of Moghuls on governance contribution of British on modern India cannot be ignored .

    Be it Indian railways , Irrigation ( today Rice we eat from Andhra Pradesh is direct contribution of British on irrigation ) as well as farming and plantations, unifying the nation what is called as India and also Indian constitution which is framed with the guidelines of British laws.

    Above all we have to praise the Indians because , despite all the crimes committed on our ancestors by these invaders our people took only the positive ones and tried to destroy the negative deeds and still continued to keep our local culture striving. It was not in the case of most of British and Mughal ruled land .

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 10 2019

    What will be Shobas reaction to Yeddy ?

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  • Sainik, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 10 2019

    Chaddi rats will be on the street tomorrow

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Against whom?

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Tue, Dec 10 2019

    Are any of Tipu Sultan's family alive?

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Dec 10 2019

    History must be treated as history (whether it was good for us or Bad) and these idiotic politicians are trying to twist the history is not acceptable .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 10 2019

    First Good Job by Yeddyurappa ...

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 10 2019

    No mad will try to destroy history. History must be near to reality

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