Kerala muslim impregnates daughter, arrested

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 29, 2013, DHNS:

Police arrested a middle-aged man for raping and getting his daughter pregnant. The girl, who gave birth to a baby girl last week, is said to be safe with her mother.

Jamal Hameed, 40, who now lives in Thrissur, was arrested last Thursday following a complaint lodged by his wife. His friend, Abdul Khadar, was also arrested in connection with the case.

Police said Hameed had been abusing his daughter from his first wife for nearly a year and a half. As his he learnt about her pregnancy, he moved the family from Farook in Kozhikode to Thrissur.

He told his wife that the girl had a tumour in her abdomen and, as the pregnancy advanced, he further misled her by saying he was taking her to Kasargod to remove the tumour, while the girl was actually taken to Hyderabad to secretly give birth to the baby. Hameed then gave the newborn to his friend Abdul Khadar. Since Hameed did not contact his wife, she lodged a complaint with the police.

Is Vishwaroopam caught in political chessboard?


 By Ranganaathan
Chennai witnessed protests by TMMK-Muslim during the 2nd Week of September 2012 .  The protests were directed at the US Embassy and against the Movie produced in USA.  The protests continued for few days, on 19th September 2012 it turned violence, the protests were organized by TMMK & 20 other Muslim outfits including Viduthalai Chiruthai Katchi  whose leader is an MP & close to UPA Chairperson through DMK Supremo.
TN political situation is witnessing a change, recently PMK –An OBC party, started a movement to consolidate the OBC’s in the state.
The ‘Political Chanakya’  of DMK  has chance of losing his traditional voters to ADMK, other parties due family feuds & corruption issue. VCK as a party is also fast losing its credibility due to violent protests, attacks  & highly critical comments on other communities.
Enter Vishwaroopam,  movie based on Af-Pak, obviously portraying Jihad.  Kamalhassan has scripted, Directed & Acted in the movie.  All seemed to be well till he planned to preview the movie through DTH in India,  few hours before it hit the cinema.  The Cinema owners in TN, who have always been organized very well opposed the DTH preview.  There was also news that DTH providers could not effectively market the movie.  At last Kamal Hassan decided to release the movie on 23rd Jan 2013, in TN all through theatres & DTH simulataneously.   At this juncture another Muslim outfit called Tamilnadu Thouheed Jamat (TNJT) & other groups protested against portraying of Muslims as terrorists in the Movie,  submitted petition to ban the movie.  The TN Govt.  banned the movie for 15 days, after which most of us have been following the news about Vishwaroopam, huge amount of support from all sides for KamalHassan.  As usual the TN Govt. led by Jayalalitha has been at the receiving end from the film industry, opposition parties & general public.  The usual rhetoric of JJ being arrogant, rumors of her banning the movie due to Kamal’s statement on PC, that Kamal had promised TV rights to Jaya TV, later sealed the deal with Vijay TV & more.
Media, Celebrities & prominent citizens have come down heavily on JJ, with all sort of remarks which we always hear when she is the CM.
Now there are two possibilities, First –Lift the ban.
All the media, Film industry and Rights folks will be happy.  Movie will be screened,  Muslim outfits will protest & mostly turn violent.  Police may have to use force to control the riots/mobs, which in turn to more virulent campaign & may become a Law & Order issue. Don’t be surprised if the same protests are synchronized across India.  JJ losses vote bank, LS
Second possibility, continue with the ban, keep the protestors at bay, but the whole film industry, media & Rights folk will keep hollering of their ‘Artisitic’ Rights being suppressed.
Both the possibilities will not be favorable for Jayalalitha.  Either way she gets the end of the stick.
Who can script such an episode?   If anyone in India can, it can be one & Only ‘Political Chanakya’ .
VCK is part of DMK alliance with Cong in UPA.  VCK instigates the Muslim Organizations,  this is a double edged sword for JJ. Have to handle with care.
Ban the movie –All of our activists, Film industry, common man blame JJ of being arrogant, stifling democracy.
Screen the movie- JJ can be dismissed for Law & order, action against minority groups & loss of Vote bank during LS 2014.
Kamal Hassan is enacting the script very well, after he is ‘Ulaga Nayagan’.

Have The Muslims Ignored Kabir?

27 Jan 2013 | By VBRAWAT


As the ‘Humanise India’ journey started from Kabirchaura, there were some uncomfortable questions which we so far have often ignored and sidelined. The stories that we had heard in our childhood and still promoted are that when Kabir died there was a big dispute between the Hindus and Muslims on his ‘religious’ identity. The Muslims wanted to bury him and the Hindus wanted to cremate him. This is the supreme irony that we are told that when the issue did not resolve, Kabir’s body turned to flowers, which both the Hindus and Muslims divided among them and cremated according to their beliefs.

“Is it possible that a body changes to flowers after death,” asks the Muttawali of the ‘Mazar’of Kabir at Magahar?

While ‘secularists’ may like to present the picture of the Kabir Samadhi Sthal at Magahar as a complete photo-op of pluralism and cultural syncretism in India where Mosque and temple stand together in absolute harmony, the things are not as simple as they are being made out. A contrast is visible when you visit the ‘Hindu Samadhi’ of Kabir and compare it with the ‘Mazar’ adjacent to it. The latter is suffering in the absence of support from the government and others. In fact, the ArcheologicalSurvey of India had demolished a large portion of it but the discrimination between the two is perfect and absolute.

One of my curiosities about Kabir has been about his birth and acceptability among his people. I go to Muttawali Shabir Hussein who is quietly sitting in front of the place where according to him Kabir was buried. He claims to belong to a family where Kabir had stayed and his forefathers served his Mazar with great devotion. Shabir Hussein is a disappointed person today. “We talk of secularism, Hindu Muslim brotherhood but where is it? Why are people not giving this place their due?” He knows that every year there are so many festivities and huge funds come for the celebration of Kabir Mahotsav but not a single penny is spent on developing the mosque.

The Kabir math has Hindu literature and all his ‘Dohas’ are there but at the Mazar of Kabir, not a single sentence or preaching of Kabir is written. A few things are mentioned in Arabic and I ask Shabir Hussein as to what he thinks about the whole process and deification of Kabir now.

His only concern is that the government and people have not respected him despite the fact Kabir was buried at the place he sits. He had devoted his life and his father too had for the service of ‘Sahib’. Your complaint may be true with Hindus but why don’t Muslims come here and respect Kabir, I ask? “Muslims believe in ‘tawarikh’ and the Hindus have so much distorted things about Kabir that no Muslim is ready to accept him,” he says.

“How can a Muslim accept a person whose ‘parents’ are not known. Sometimes, it is said that he was born to a Brahmin widow… at others something else. When history is distorted, there is no chance of acceptability of a person in the community and hence Kabir seems to have become victim of this. He spoke against superstition and supreme irony is that he has been made a miracle man today.”

(One of the mythical depictions of Kabir’s birth; Courtesy:

The mosque adjacent to the Samadhisthal does not portray anything of Kabir as according to the Muttawali Shabir Hussein, Kabir was not a social reformer but a ‘Wali’. He does not want to remember Kabir as a social reformer. “How could he write so many things when he was illiterate,” asked the Muttawali. And he has his own arguments when I said how he felt about Kabir saying, “Kankar pathar jori ke masjid layi banay, taa chadhi mullah bang de kya bahro huo khuday.”

Shabir is unimpressed with this and asks if he indeed said this. “Are the temples not made of kankar and pathar?” but I countered him about the noise that the mullahs make. Shabir Hussein feels that all this was created later and is actually distorted version of things in the name of Kabir. He reiterates his views that kabir was a great ‘wali’ and ‘elderly’ man who has miraculous powers.

While I agreed to many things that Shabir Hussein said, I felt he is sandwiched between the Hindu secularists and his own community. The Muslims are not ready to accept the reformist Kabir at all apart from his issues related to ‘birth’ and ‘khari khari’. I told Shabir Hussein that it would have been great to see Muslims coming to Kabir but that is not happening. He was a Julaha, a weaver and born in that community and spoke against social evil but the community has not accepted him as he did not harp on that identity.

Is it important for Muslims to know about the identity of a person to respect or revere them? Why have Muslims not owned him even if Kabir talked about universal brotherhood and was against all forms of discrimination? It is also true that with the Deobandi ideology growing among the Islamic sects, the idea of Mazar is being presented as non-Islamic and hence it is the struggle of being ‘pragmatist’ as well as being part of Islam? This internal dynamism has forced him not to make Kabir as a reformer but as a ‘wali’ which not acceptable to everybody.

It is true that Kabir’s Hinduisation process is complete at the moment. The statue of Kabir that former chief minister Ms Mayawati inaugurated is decorated with a white ‘tikka’ on his forehead. Now various statues of Kabir have moar pankh (peacock feather) on his forehead like Krishna. In the Hindu Kabir Sthal there are numerous quotes and literature being added. Kabir Mahotsava is being organized every year. Of course, the Hindus can be blamed for being selective and denying Kabir his identity in relations to Muslims.

(Saint Kabir depicted with a peacock feather; Courtesy:

Now, claims are also being made that he was a Buddhist as many of his preaching are quite close to Buddha’s ideals of nonviolence and international brotherhood. The Kabir’s mazar is languishing because of neglect both from the Muslims-Hindus as well as secularists who mythicize his death into a ‘secular miracle’.

It is ironical that in today’s conflicting times when we have hatred all around and when we should have respected Kabir’s preachings and bold sayings, his ‘claimants’ want to convert him to mythological figure and make money out of him.

It is meaningless to label him as a Wali and not a social reformer. Shabir Hussein deserves listening but he also needs to change his mind-set to bring Muslims to great ideals of Kabir. You cannot disown a person just because you do not know his whereabouts.

We respect Kabir not because he was a Hindu or a Muslim but a human being who preached love and affection and had the courage to speak against all forms of oppression without any hesitation. It needs a lot of courage and conviction to be so, and Kabir is India’s shining example of humanist heritage and it is our duty to revive his great legacy and take it to the people.

Muslims, Hindus, secularists, atheists, humanists – all will gain from  understanding Kabir who was hated by the fundamentalists of all kinds but none could not challenge his authority as he remained down to earth, closely associated with the masses.

Such legendary icons cannot be confined to the narrow confines of their birth-based identities. Humanity gains from their knowledge and work. It is sad that we are still dividing Kabir on those narrow lines which he opposed though out his life and relating him to myths and miracles against which he stood tall. It is time that people of India own Kabir and follow his high traditions of mutual love and rejection of extremists ideologies.

(Saint Kabir depicted like a Hindu deity; Courtesy:

Sri T.R. Mahalingam Concert

Sri T.R. Mahalingam – Flute
Smt Dwaram Mangathayaru – Violin
Sri Mannargudi Easwaran – Mridangam
Sri Harishankar – Kanjira
Sri Pudukottai Mahadevan – Morsing

His students: Sri L. Sundaram (I think) and Sri N. Ramani are behind him.

This is believed to be a recording of Sri T.R. Mahalingam’s last concert on Dec. 31, 1985

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T R Mahalingam – God at One’s Fingertips – a profile by Anita Nair

It is early in the day; early in the year 1986.

I stand outside a house in a suburb of Chennai. A nondescript house that resembles the houses on either side in its very faded ordinariness. There is a metal gate. I feel a sudden shiver of anxiety as I open the gate and step in.

I reach for the calling bell. It rings once. There is no response. I wait for a few minutes and ring again.

I continue to wait. After a long while, someone opens the door and through a crack between wood and wall peers.

“Is he here?” I ask.

“How did you know he is here?” the girl asks me.

“The magazine said I would find him here,” I say.

“He is not well. He doesn’t meet people anymore,” she opens the door a further fraction of an inch.

The day is already warm. I feel sweat pop up on my forehead. I can’t give up now, I think.

“I won’t take long,” I say. “I promise. I will go away the moment he is tired and wants to rest…”

“I don’t know. I have to ask him,” she says.


He is hunched on his bed, plump cushions piled around him, elbows leaning on bare steel table in front as he nurses a drink and chews disinterestedly on a soggy pappad. At 9 in the morning, T R Mahalingam, 60, Flute Mali, as he is known and revered, is bleary eyed and uncommunicative.

“I am not interested in awards and fame.” He says abruptly. (Fans and musicians shrugged resignedly when Mali returned the Padma Bhushan awarded to him recently; they have become inured to the genius’ eccentricities.)

His face softens slyly as his niece comes into the room. “Let me have another drink.” He wheedles.

She refuses and he becomes momentarily garrulous. “I am naturally inclined towards philosophy and such things like awards hardly count. I don’t know if the award is for my musical merit or something else. Anyway I don’t care at all.”

He lapses into a moody silence and suddenly pulls at his sleeve to show a surgical scar on his upper arm – a fall had smashed the bone and it had to be grafted. “It’s going to take six months to heal.” He says laconically. It gives him another excuse not to play.

It has become legendary, the way Mali plays truant at his concerts. Later his chief disciple Sundaram explains, “Mali says he sees god within five minutes of playing – he thinks it is meaningless to continue after that and stops.

“Though it is not always for such divine reasons that he plays hooky.’ admits Sundaram. “He is an egotist. At the Krishna Gana Sabha concert, on New Year’s eve, he was upset because Yagnaraman, the secretary, said in his welcome speech that he hoped Mali would play for four hours and usher in the New Year.” (That time, Mali played a flawless Anandabhairavi, then gave the mridangist a crash course in tala techniques, finally withdrew into himself and wrecked the evening.)

Mali does not care to talk about it. Why the 14 year absence from the Music scene in Madras? “I was just away from the Madras scene.” He says impatiently. Then why this sudden and prolonged visit to Madras? (Living in the US for the last fourteen years, Mali is in the habit of visiting his hometown once in three or four years). Mali shakes his head morosely. “He couldn’t take the cold.” puts in Sundaram. “He will be going to the US to see his wife, but he will come back, in six months.”

Mali becomes suddenly animated, talking about state of the art music. “Carnatic music has become commercialised and unethical.” Says the man who is reputed to be the highest paid Carnatic musician today. (Krishna Gana Sabha is reported to have paid him Rs.10,000 – and Rs.2,000 in expenses – for wrecking their New Year’s eve concert; ten years back, Mali turned down an AIR offer of Rs.40,000 because the producer seemed pleased that he had got Palghat Mani Iyer for the accompaniment.) “The lack of creativity, and a rigorous set of rules for rendering concerts, have affected the popularity of music. And these jugal bandhis – they claim to bring about national integration. That,” he spits out, “is plain impossible.”

He lies back, exhausted. “He has not been well for three days,” says the niece. From the bed, Mali rambles tiredly, “Once I start, I can’t stop, but once I stop, I don’t touch a drop again.”


Twenty one years ago, I sought a foothold in journalism. A certain impatience had begun to gnaw within me in the university years and so in my last year, I decided to get my foot in the door of any newspaper/ magazine that would have me…

If I had heard of Tom Wolfe then, I would have aspired to have been him; taking Madras in a white suit and a homburg. But I was quite happy to have instated Harry Miller as my deacon of journalism. And a lesson learnt was be-where-the action-is.

Unlike the bigger newspapers then in Chennai who asked for a postgraduate degree and some experience perhaps, the city magazine ASIDE didn’t mind that I was technically a college drop out. They let me cut my non fiction teeth on stories big and small. I very seldom said no to any assignments offered to me.

What I lacked in experience, I made up with enthusiasm. In retrospect I assume it must have been that combination of my inexperience, enthusiasm and an unwillingness to relinquish a lead until I was virtually shaken off that must have prompted them to ask me to trace, and if he would be willing, interview this famous and difficult recluse.

All I had was a door number and a street name in the suburb of Ambattur. Somewhere in me I knew that this could be chasing an ephemera. Firstly, he could refuse to see me. I didn’t have an introduction or an appointment; I wasn’t a seasoned journalist or a well known critic, someone who could discuss the foibles of the artistic world or the intricacies of a raga or even evaluate a performance. But I was armoured with what seems to me now a heartbreaking wide eyed naiveté. No one had ever said no to me before. So why would he?

And an inner resilience that told me: well, he could refuse to meet me, so what? It wasn’t personal. I would just go back home then…But I wouldn’t know until I had tried.

Later that afternoon when I called the editor to tell her that I had met the recluse and would file my story in a day or two, I heard the surprise in her voice. It was then I realized that it was a coup of sorts.

A few months after the magazine ran the story, he died and they ran the story again. It was his last interview. And one he had liked very much the editor said. He had called the magazine to register his appreciation.

Ever so often, I think of that brush with Flute Mali. What I came away with that morning was to later fashion my own understanding of artistic integrity. Of finding that perfect balance with one’s art. An instinctive understanding where you know at that point in time, you have been at your best. Thereafter what does it matter how the world perceives you or your art?

UPA’s Fertiliser scam involves Alagiri. Will he be sacked by PM?

Sack Alagiri: Jaya

FRIDAY, 25 JANUARY 2013 00:37


After the 2G scam, coalgate and Commonwealth Games scam, it is the turn of fertiliser scam which has come to haunt the UPA Government. The main protagonist of the Rs1,000-crore scam is MK Alagiri, Union Fertilisers Minister and son of M Karunanidhi, the DMK chief.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday demanded the immediate sacking of Alagiri from the Union Cabinet on charges of a fertiliser scam worth Rs1,000 crore. She also wanted a CBI inquiry into the scam in which fertiliser manufacturers have made a windfall in the sale of nutrient-based fertilisers by exploiting farmers across the country.

In a statement released to the media, Jayalalithaa pointed out that the nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) scheme introduced in April 2010 by the UPA Government has only helped the fertiliser manufacturers to make huge profits at the cost of poor farmers.

She said though the Minister of State Srikant Jena had written to Alagiri last year itself, that fertiliser manufacturers were making Rs5,000 on every tonne of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) and Rs6,000 on every tonne of muriate of potash sold in the country, the latter just ignored the letter.

This resulted in farmers being forced to pay exorbitant prices for DAP and muriate of potash, both imported fertilisers. Jayalalithaa has put Alagiri in a tight spot by recounting a media report in which the Union Minister told reporters to go and ask the Prime Minister when he was asked about the unviability of NBS scheme.

Jayalalithaa reminded the Prime Minister that she had written to him in June 2012 itself about the difficulties faced by the farmers because of the NBS scheme. “The introduction of the NBS scheme by the Government of India from 1st April, 2010, coupled with an unreliable supply of fertilisers to the State is indeed threatening to deprive our farmers of their basic means of sustenance and livelihood. With the introduction of the NBS policy, liberty has been given to the manufacturers/importers of chemical fertilisers to fix the Maximum Retail Price on their cost of production/import. Since then, these fertiliser companies have been hiking the retail price at will, causing extreme hardship to farmers. Consequently, the prices of various fertilisers have gone up two to three times after the introduction of the NBS policy. The increase has been particularly steep since April, 2012. To cite a few examples, between April 17, 2012, and June 18, 2012, the MRP of a 50 kg bag of DAP and MOP marketed by Indian Potash Limited has increased from Rs910 to Rs1,200, and Rs680 to Rs840 respectively. The rate of a 50 kg bag of DAP (IPL) has gone up to Rs1,200 from Rs486.20 (an increase of 247%), a 50 kg bag of MOP (IPL) now costs Rs840 as against Rs231.66 (an increase of 363%), the rate of a 50 kg bag of complex 10:26:26 (IFFCO) has increased to Rs1,110 from Rs374.24 (an increase of 297%) and the rate of a 50 kg bag of complex 20:20:0:13 (Greenstar) has increased to Rs858.76 from Rs327.40 (an increase of 262%) since 2010,” Jayalalithaa has written in the letter dated June 26, 2012 to the Prime Minister.

She had pointed out that, the Department of Fertilisers, GOI, reduced the subsidy for 2012-2013 for DAP to Rs14,350 per tonne from Rs19,763 per tonne fixed in 2011, and for MOP to Rs14,400 per tonne as against Rs16,054 per tonne. I understand that the Department of Fertiliser has also proposed a hike of another 10 per cent in urea prices and has also planned to cut subsidies further on the pretext of subsidising bio-fertilisers. Faced with a steep price rise and having to digest a sharp reduction in subsidy, our farmers have been hit hard in terms of economic returns from farming. I have tried to mitigate the blow delivered by the Central Government and protect our farmers’ interests by waiving the levy of 4 per cent VAT on the sale of fertilisers,” she wrote.

Jayalalithaa had also wanted the Union Government to withdraw the NBS policy and reintroduce the fixed MRP policy for all fertilisers. “Otherwise a situation will emerge wherein farming will become absolutely unremunerative, resulting in large tracts of land being left uncultivated,” she had said .

Kattumannarkoil Kannan, a farmer from Cuddalore district, said farmers were forced to cough up high prices for DAP and MOP. “The sad fact was that these fertilisers disappeared from the market when they were needed badly. The Union Government failed miserably in making these faertilisers available to the farmers,” he said.

Alagiri has been in the news recently many times, all for unpleasant reasons. His son Durai Dayanidhi was on the run following his role in illegal quarrying of granites and marbles in Madurai district. Dayanidhi had to go underground to save himself from a non-bailable warrant issued against him by a Madurai magistrate. But the Madras High Court came to his help by allowing an anticipatory bail petition though with conditions. Alagiri also lost the race for the control of the DMK with father Karunanidhi openly announcing that Stalin, his second son, would be his successor.

The Real Tipu – A Brief History of Tipu SultanPresentation Based on a Book by H. D. Sharma

  • 1. The Real Tipu – A Brief History of Tipu SultanPresentation Based on a Book by H. D. Sharma
  • 2. India in 18th century• After Aurangzeb Mughal Empire vanished because of the bigotry, intolerance and wrong policies.• With the weakening of central rule, local governors, nawabs and rajas declared themselves independent one by one.
  • 3. Rulers of India in 18th century• Bengal was ruled by Siraj-ud-daula(1756-57), Mir Jafar(1757-60) & Mir Kasim(1760-63).• Awadh came under Shuja-ud-daula.• Ranjit Singh(1780-1839) consolidated the Sikh Empire in Punjab and extended it to Kashmir & North-west Frontier.• Jats were active around UP and Bihar.• Marathas covered the largest parts Maharashtra, Gujarat, Central Provinces.• Mysore was ruled by Hindu dynasty Wodeyars.• There were many other small states ruled by Hindu rajas and Muslim Nawabs.
  • 4. India in 18th century
  • 5. Foreign powers in India• Two foreign powers- English and the French took advantage of this tumulus and chaotic situation.• British were more successful, they had built forts at Madras & Calcutta.• They got Bombay as a part of dowry given to Charles II when he married Catherine.
  • 6. Northern India came under English rule• English defeated Siraj-ud-daula in the battle of Plassey in 1757. And then ruled Bengal.• In 1764 the English defeated the combined forces of Mir-Qasim, Shuja-ud-daula of Awadh and Mughal king Shas alam II at Buxar• Bihar was annexed and Awadh had sign the notorious Subsidiary treaty.• Thus, the whole of Gagnatic plane came under the direct or indirect English rule
  • 7. India in 19th centuryBRITISH Expansion 1805-1910
  • 8. English-French Conflict• Initially French defeated English and occupied Madras for sometime.• The French were defeated in the third Carnatic war at Wandiwash.• After that the French influence declined and French soldiers in India fought for whoever paid them well.
  • 9. It is believed thatHaider Ali Haider‟s ancestors were from Baghdad, settled in Punjab and later migrated to the south.
  • 10. Haider Ali’s family background• Haider‟s father Fatah Muhammad was soldier• Fatah Muhammad had 3 wives & 5 sons. Shahbaz & Hiader were born to the youngest wife, whom he had married along with her sisters.• After Fatah‟s death, his family was not treated well. So they migrated to Bangalore.• When the boys grew up they were brought to Seringapatam where Commander-in-Chief Nanjaraj employed them as soldiers
  • 11. Haider-From a soldier to the Ruler of Mysore• He soon rose in ranks because of his wicked ways and bravery.• He slowly usurped power(1761)of the king though officially he remained a regent throughout his life .
  • 12. Haider Ali Plundered Bednur• In 1763, Rani Virammaji of Bednur was defeated by Haider. Bednur was plundered for many days & was burnt down.• Rani Virammaji was humiliated & imprisoned but was rescued by Marathas.• By the time Raja Nanjaraja Wodeyar came of age and started to assert authority. Haider got him killed in 1771.
  • 13. First and second Mysore wars• After the First Mysore War Haider agreed to join Nizam and Marathas against the English.• Haider did not live to see the end of this protracted war & died in a camp in December 1782.• His son Tipu continued this war till March 1784.
  • 14. Haider’s character• Haider was not a bigot and respected Hindu religion and tradition.• Though he was a very cruel, extremely avaricious treacherous and unscrupulous person but he never mixed religion with politics.• He was illiterate but was full of ambitions.• He was one of the few secular Muslim rulers in India.
  • 15. Tipu Sultan Tipu Sultan was the son of Haider Ali and haider‟s third wife Fakhr-un-Nissa
  • 16. Tipu Sultan- Islamic zealot• Haider appointed a „maulvi‟ for Tipu‟ education.• As a result Tipu became a religious zealot and he hated everything that was not connected to Islam.• Tipu built a musjid (mosque) in every town and appointed a „Moula‟ and „Kazi‟ to promote Islamic education.
  • 17. India at theBirth of TipuSultan, 1750
  • 18. Jama Masjid The mosque built by Tipu Sultan in Srirangapatnam.
  • 19. Haider was not happy with Tipu’scharacter. So he made him sign ‘Iqrarnama’
  • 20. Iqrar Nama• I must be punished if I do anything without the proper permission of Hazarat Khudawand Nimat (Haider Ali Khan)• I must be hanged if I commit any act of theft or embezzlement while performing duties, pertinent to government.• I must be put to gallows if I am bound telling any lie or commit any act of treachery.• I should be exiled after being deposed if I am found to accept „nazr‟(offering) or any such thing from any quarter without the information of „Huzur‟ (Haider Ali Khan).
  • 21. Iqrar Nama• I must be killed if found indulging in consultation (conspiracy) with any person or agency on matters other than pertaining to my relevant duties and functions.• If I am assigned the governorship of any territory of the State and armed force is placed under my command for the said purpose then 1 would be duty bound to act in consultation only with those nobles or officers who are appointed by the Huzur in this connect ion. In case 1 am found acting otherwise my head must be severed.
  • 22. Iqrar Nama• I am pledge herewith to act only on the advice of the councilors appointed by the Huzur if 1 receive any communication from any quarter (local or foreign).• I am placing these clauses on record of my own accord with their memory preserved duly in my heart and. hereby, resolve to strictly adhere to them; and in the event 1 am found acting contrary to the spirit of the text 1 must be punished in the manner deemed suitable by the Huzur .”
  • 23. Daria-Daulat-Bagh Tipu Sultans summer palace at Srirangapatnam, Karnataka
  • 24. Lal-Mahal The ruins of Tipus Palace – Lal Mahal at Srirangapatana.
  • 25. Islamization of Mysore
  • 26. • After Haider‟s death, Tipu antagonized and even killed the Haider‟s most trusted generals.• Haider‟s cabinet consisted mainly of Hindus.• But Tipu kept his higher command in the family. Several of his top generals were his relatives.
  • 27. • Tipu ordained that all the revenue records would be kept in Persian language replacing other local languages.• He even confiscated funds of the temples.• He replaced the Hindu calendar with an Islamic calendar based on the life of prophet Muhammad.
  • 28. Tipu was a mighty changer of old pagan names, soas to give them a Muslim cast.Calicut FerokhabadChitaldurg Farrukh-yab-HissarCoorg ZafarabadDevanhalli YusafabadDindigal KhalilabadGooty Fyze-il-azum After Tipu‟s deathMysore Nazarabad these Islamic namesPennkonda Fakhrabad were forgotten and theSankridurg Muzzafarabad old traditional namesSira rustmabad replaced them.Brahmapuri Sultanpet
  • 29. Tipu’s Islamic Coins• He issued gold, silver and copper coins. They were named after prophet Muhammad, the first 2 Caliphs and the 12 Shia imams. ▫ On the obverse is written: “the religion of Ahmud enlightened the world from the victories of Hydur.” ▫ And on the reverse: “He is the sole and only just king.”
  • 30. Coins of Tipu Sultan Most of the coins were Arabic and Persian coins which hardly any Mysorean could understand.
  • 31. Revenue and Trade• The state monopolized the sale of sandalwood, pepper, tobacco and the precious metals.• Export and import was prohibited for the protection of domestic trade.• Only trade from true believers from Arabia was encouraged.• Since commerce and banking were in the hands of Hindus, they were ruined by such measures.
  • 32. Treacherous nature of Tipu Sultan• One clause of the treaty of Mangalore was to to exchange the prisoners of war.• But Tipu ordered the killing of many prisoners of war including Gen. Matthews even after signing the treaty.
  • 33. Atrocities in Coorg• He imprisoned about 40,000 to 50,000 of the population in the Coorg.• Prisoners were driven off like herd of cattle to Seringapatam where they were converted to Islam• Land in Coorg was distributed to Muslim settlers.
  • 34. Tipu was born as ‘Tipu Sultan’ anddied as ‘Tipu Sultan’
  • 35. • Tipu was aware of his low birth. Sultan was only a part of his name not his title.• Tipu demanded as a preliminary an inter- marriage in the families, but Nizam considered himself of superior lineage to that of Tipu so the negotiation came to nothing.• He even tried to copy Mughal Emperor Akbar and wanted to marry a Rajput princess. but all in vain.
  • 36. Tipu’s Harem• There were 601 inmates altogether ▫ 268 relicts of Haider Ali. ▫ 333 of Tipu• Tipu classified 2 as wives, 80 as women of superior grades and the rest as their attendants or slaves.• There were 2 sisters of the Raja of Coorg, 3 members of Mysore family & a Purnaiya‟s niece.• Most of the women of harem were Hindus whom he had put to death or held in confinement.
  • 37. Tigers in Tipu’s palace• On most of his armaments Tipu had inscribed a cyper „Asad ullah al Ghalib‟(The lion of the God is the conqueror).• He kept many tigers chained at the palace gate. Prisoners were often tossed to the chained tigers to be devoured by them.
  • 38. The Throne was made of gold, ornamented withThe Throne jewels of great value in the shape of tiger. But Tipu was never destined to sit upon his throne
  • 39. 3rd Mysore war• Tipu attacked district of Travancore which resulted in 3rd Mysore war.• He was defeated in 3rd Mysore war.• The war ended with signing of the Treaty of Seringapatnam according to which Tipu had to surrender half of his kingdom to the English company and send his two sons to them as the hostages of war.
  • 40. Treaty of Seringapatnam Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis receiving Tipu Sultan‟s sons as hostages.
  • 41. Attack on Malabar and Travancore• He looted the inmates of everything including ornaments of ladies & destroyed about 8,000 temples.• He appointed a Shaikh-ul-Islam in each district to teach the forcibly converted people the ways of Islam.• Tipu forcibly converted about 2,000 Nairs to Islam.• Some unhappy captives gave a force assent & on the next day the rite of circumcision was performed on all males.• Every individual was compelled to close the ceremony by eating beef.
  • 42. 4th Mysore war• On May 3rd the English succeeded in making a breach in Forts‟ wall, & were ready for assault.• Tipu was the prey to great despondency & had no real confidence in his ability to put up the fight.
  • 43. • He sought the predictions of the astrologers whose science he had earlier derided. They warned him that 4th may was ominous.• Tipu, the bigoted ruler hated the sight of the Brahmins & had taken great delight in converting them to Islam.• He begged the divine blessings of the Hindu gods whose idols & temples he had destroyed.
  • 44. Cornwallissattack onSrirangapatam,1792
  • 45. 4th May-The Battle• He got the that his most loyal officer, Saiyad Gaffar had been killed.• There was a confusion all around. Tipu‟s soldiers & other people were trying to escape.• He was shot dead in the crowd and his body was left to be trampled into obscurity among the heap of dead and dying.
  • 46. On May 4th,1799,Death of Tipu Sultan the English army aided by the betrayers broke through out the defending walls and Tipu Sultan died fighting.
  • 47. Identification of the body of Tipu Sultan by his kith & kin
  • 48. Tipu’s body was found here A close-up view of the battleground where Tipu‟s body was found. The plaque was placed by the archaeological department.
  • 49. After quite a number of dead bodieswere dragged, Tipu’s body was found.English buried his body by the side ofhis father with honor.Which only the highly civilized ofEnglish could do to an enemy duringthose wild and savage days.
  • 50. Finding body of Tipu – Sir David Baird discovering the body of Tipu Sultan
  • 51. Tipu Sultan’s tomb at Srirangapatna. Tippus tomb is in the foreground and on the sides are his parents
  • 52. After the defeat of Tipu• Marathas were offered district of Sunda and Harpanahalli but Peshwa refused it, because they didn‟t participated in the war.• The remaining Mysore was set aside for the ancient Mysore rulers.• Tipu‟s family was sent to Vellore and liberal allowance were given to his family members.
  • 53. Tipu Sultan- A secular king???
  • 54. Was Tipu sultan a nationalist???• It is said that Tipu was the last king of the Indian rulers who fought the English in an attempt to save India from foreign domination.• In 18th century India was divided into small states & feudal principalities. Nobody in those days was thinking of the nation. So there was concept like „fighting for India‟.
  • 55. He was not a nationalist by any stretchof imagination• It is also asserted that Tipu was defeated due to the treachery of the Indian rulers like the Marathas and the Nizam.• Tipu was not fighting for the „freedom of India‟. He was fighting for himself. The French, who were the enemies of the English, supported Tipu for this purpose.• The seed of Hindu nationalism was sown by Shivaji which was continued by Marathas.
  • 56. Tipu Sultan’s letters
  • 57. Sword Of Tipu Sultan The sword which killed thousands of Hindus and destroyed 8,000 temples
  • 58. Letter dated 22nd March, 1788 to Abdul Khadar
  • 59. Letter dated 14th December, 1766 from Tipu to his armycommander in Calicut
  • 60. Letter dated 21st December, 1788 sent to Sheikh Kutub
  • 61. Letter dated 18th January, 1790 to Syed Abdul Dalai
  • 62. Letter dated 19th January, 1790 sent to Badroos Saman Khan :
  • 63. Tipu is remembered today for hisreligious zeal by his co-religionists and for his atrocities by the Hindus andChristians of Kerala and Coorg. He isconsidered as the Aurangzeb of the south.

The secularist terrorism and its Muslim appeasement


Secularist (sickularist!) and anti-national forces in India in collaboration with anti-Hindu Congress government are ganging up and conspiring to put Sujata Patil in jail for writing a poem in an internal Police magazine. In that poem Sujata Patil had described the hoodlums who had vandalized the war memorial at Mumbai, as “Traitors” and “Snakes”.

The aim of this insidious activity is to demoralize, frighten and terrorize Hindus.

“SUDARSHAN TV” in India has started a campaign in support of Sujata Patil. Please have a look at the videos and subscribe to Sudarshan TV:

Mumbai cop’s poem touches a raw nerve
14 January 2013 , By PTI

A woman traffic inspector was at the centre of a controversy on Monday over her poem in a Mumbai police in-house journal in which she called last year’s Azad Maidan protesters “snakes” and “traitors” and suggested that their hands should have been “chopped off.”

A complaint was filed with the State’s Home Department, the Mumbai Police Commissioner’s office and the Azad Maidan police station by Ameen Mustafa Idrisi, who runs an NGO, Muslim-e-Hind, and Nazar Mohammed Siddique, one of the accused arrested in the Azad Maidan violence case who is currently out on bail. The violence occurred during a rally in the maidan in protest against attacks on Muslims.

The complainants sought registration of an FIR against Commissioner Satyapal Singh, Joint Police Commissioner (Administration) Hemant Nagarale, inspector Sujata Patil who penned the verse, the publisher and other unknown “conspirators” in connection with the publication of the poem in Samvad.

Ms. Patil has tendered an apology in writing, saying she did not intend to hurt anybody’s religious sentiments or any religion after the poem titled “Azad Maidan” left the Mumbai police embarrassed.

“Sujata Patil has already apologised in writing. She has said she did not intend to hurt anybody’s religious sentiments or any religion. The written unconditional apology will be published in the next edition of Samwad,” Mr. Nagarale said.

Ms. Patil is a traffic police inspector posted at Matunga.

Hausla buland tha, izzat lut rahi thi…himmat ki gaddaron ne Amar Jyoti ko haath lagane ki, kaat dete haath unke toh faryad kisi ki bhi na hoti…Saanp ko doodh pila kar, baat kare hain hum bhai-chare ki,” read the poem. (Their morale was high, [women] were being dishonoured. The traitors had the audacity to touch Amar Jawan Jyoti. Had we cut off their hands nobody would have complained. We feed milk to the snakes and then talk of harmony.)

The complainants have demanded that the guilty to be booked under Sections 295(A) (Maliciously insulting religion), 298 (uttering or putting such words which insults religion), 504 (insult to provoke breach of peace), 505 (false statement), 120(B)(criminal conspiracy) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.