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The Dreams of Tipu Sultan

In the India Office Library there is a very valuable and interesting manuscript containing Tipu Sultan’s dreams in his own hand writing. It was discovered by Colonel Kirkpatrick among other memoranda in the Sultan’s bed-chamber when the palace was subjected to a thorough search after the fall of Seringapatam, in May 1799. Habibullah, the Munshi […]

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    In the India Office Library there is a very valuable and interesting manuscript containing Tipu Sultan's dreams in his own hand writing. It was discovered by Colonel Kirkpatrick among other memoranda in the Sultan's bed-chamber when the palace was subjected to a thorough search after the fall of Seringapatam, in May 1799. Habibullah, the Munshi of Tipu Sultan was said to be present at the time the manuscript was discovered. The first of the recorded dreams is dated 1785, the last 1798, covering a period of thirteen years. Of some of these dreams he has given his own interpretations. Leaving aside other memoranda, the dreams recorded are thirty-seven in number.

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