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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2018 12:46 p.m. PST

… of History.

"Karnataka is witnessing one of the most politically polarised atmospheres of recent times, and in the eye of the storm is the legacy of the erstwhile ruler of Mysore Tipu Sultan.

So why did Tipu Sultan and his legacy become controversial in Karnataka?

Tipu, who had ruled the Mysore Kingdom in the 18th century, became an integral part of Karnataka's history. Though there were critics of Tipu Sultan in the Malanad region of the state, it was only in 2006 that he became a polarising figure.

Ahead of the 2018 Assembly elections in the state, the two major parties the Bharatia Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are politicking over Tipu's legacy…."
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