Pair of flintlock pistols belonging to Tipu Sultan. Sayyid Ma’sum Seringapatam (Srirangapatnam), 1796-7 Walnut, silver and steel, overlaid with gold Victoria & Albert Museum, purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund.
- Tipu is reported to have declared: “Better to die like a soldier than to live a miserable dependent of the infidels on the list of their pensioned rajas and nabobs!” What sentiment or feeling is Tipu expressing in this quote? How do you demonstrate against authority in your life?
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