About Tipu Sultan's summer palace
Tipu’s Summer Palace in the Fort High School area of Bangalore is in a large enclosure right adjacent to the National Heritage Site of Sri Venkataramana Temple. The soothing chants of the temple weave in and out of the summer palace, as we wander through it. He must have heard them too?
|sri venkataramana temple - bangalore|
The land available is vast yet Tipu’s summer palace is very small.
|Tipu Sultan's summer palace|
Do you think he had a thing with curves?
I mean look at his handsome moustache!
|tipu sultan - painting|
His library had more than 2000 books so he must be a lover of Arabic, Urdu and Persian writing. This inscription at his summer palace declares it as: Abode of Happiness and Envy of Heaven. (Arabic writing is curvy…OK not as much as Malayalam… but still)
|abode of happiness & envy of heaven|
exquisite painted patterns nestle on walls, calligraphic writings adorn windows…(this is definitely curvy)
|arches that catch the light|
The sword of Tipu … that was brought back by Vijay Mallya
The sharp dagger that he used to kill a tiger that attacked him… he was called The Tiger
Are just more curves
... And Tipu had four wives.
Tipu Sultan was a brave and tactful commander.....taught me my daughetrs as they struggled to learn the longest answer in the socials book in class 2