Kate Brittlebank (Monash University)
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Dr. Kate Brittlebank
Lecturer in Asian History
School of Historical Studies
Wellington Road, Calyton, Victoria 3800
description of work:
Late 18th century-early 19th century history, especially south India:
Mysore; Karnataka; Tipu Sultan.
Research interests include cultural history; kingship; royal ritual and
display; religion, particularly Hindu/Muslim interraction; early colonial
history; south-Asian anthropology.
Indian languages: Indo-Persian
Current research project is a study of the final years of
Tipu Sultan's reign and the fall of Srirangapattana (Seringapatam), its
local impact and consequences.
Tipu Sultan's Search for Legitimacy: Islam and
Kingship in a Hindu Domain, Oxford University Press, Delhi,
"Sakti and Barakat: The Power of Tipu's Tiger. An
Examination of the the Tiger Emblem of Tipu Sultan of Mysore", Modern
Studies, 29, 2, 1995, pp. 257-69;
"The White Raja of Srirangapattana: Was Arthur Wellesley Tipu Sultan's
True Successor?", _Indo-British Review_ [Special Edition on Reconstructing
South-Indian History], in press.