The Deccan king Tipu Sultan was not only a brave warrior but an equally good administrator

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Tippu introduced postal system for royal correspondent. For the first time the department of census was opened. A new system of weights and measures and currencies came into existence.

Tipu was a great Mysore king

Tiger of Mysore
The King Tipu was not only a brave warrior but an equally good administrator. He divided his kingdom into 37 provinces called as Asofis each of which was administered by a provincial governor called Asof. The provinces were further divided into Talukas called Amils which functioned under taluk officials called Amildars. The lowest administrative unit was a village called Simpt administered by a headman called Patel. The kingdom of Tipu comprised an area of 62000 square miles. Tipu introduced 6 departments which looked after different branches of administration, And Revenue, Military, commerce, Marine, ordinance and Treasury. Tipu established an efficient army. He built a disciplined army which comprised of cavalry, elephant, and infantry. There was also a navy. Mangalore was Tipu's naval headquarters.

Steps were taken for the development of Agriculture by constructing irrigation projects. Follow land was brought under cultivation by being made free of revenue payment for the first year and by advancing Taccavi (Agriculture loans).

Tipu introduced postal system for royal correspondent. For the first time the department of census was opened. A new system of weights and measures and currencies came into existence. Coins were issued by different names Hyderi, Inami and Osmani. Tipu also replaced Kannada with Persian as the administrative language.
The most important aspect in Tipu's administration was the establishment of state monopoly. Trade and Commerce became the exclusive prerogative of the state. Trading centres were established abroad at Karachi and Muscat. Some industries were also brought under state control. The benefits from these were accrued by the state.

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author avatar M G Singh
11th Oct 2015 (#)

He was anti hindu and Christian and carried out mass executions in Malabar region

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
12th Oct 2015 (#)

Interesting post and story about this warrior!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
25th Oct 2015 (#)

We also appreciate what he had done for the soil of India..

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