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First posted on March 5th 2004, last revised on May 16th 2010

The Kingdom of Mysore is said to have been established in 1399. From 1399 to 1565 it was a vassall of Vijayanagar. In the early 18th century, Mysore was an ally (formally a vassall) of the Mughal Empire in their struggles against the Marathas. In 1761 Haidar Ali established himself as the ruler of Mysore, turning the kingdom into a sultanate. Haider Ali and his son Tippo Sultan fought a series of wars with the E.I.C. (1766-1769, 1780-1784, 1789-1792, 1798-1799) culminating in the taking of Seringapatnam by the British, the deposition of the ruling dynasty and its replacement by a Hindu dynasty. Mysore remained a princely state under indirect rule, allocated to Madras Presidency. In 1947 Mysore joined the Indian Union and became Mysore State in 1950. In 1956 territory from Hyderabad and from Madras were annexed into Mysore State; in 1973 Mysore State was renamed Karnataka.

Alternative spellings : Mysore, Mysoor, Maissur

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Country Profiles Current Article Kingdom of Mysore, from Wikipedia
Historical B. Heyne, Statistical Fragments on the Mysore, pp.25-91, in : B. Heyne, Tracts, Historical and Statistical, on India, 1814, GB
E. Bell, The Rajah and Principality of Mysore; with a letter to Lord Stanley (1865), posted on Internet Archive
E. Thurston, The Madras Presidency, with Mysore, Coorg and the associated states (1913), posted on Internet Archive
R.K. Narayan, Mysore (1944), posted on Internet Archive
Links Category : Kingdom of Mysore, from Wikipedia
Accounts of History General Article Kingdom of Mysore, from Wikipedia
Mysore History, from mysore.net
Specific Periods Articles : Origin of the Kingdom of Mysore, Princely State of Mysore, from Wikipedia
F. Robson, The Life of Hyder Ally: with an Account of his Usurpation of the Kingdom of Mysore, 1786, GB
J.Fr. Michaud, Histoire des progres et de la chute de l'empire de Mysore: sous les regnes d'Hyder Ali et Tippoo Saib, 1809, in French, GB
M.D.L.T., The history of Hyder Shah, alias Hyder Ali Kan Bahadur, 1848, GB
Administration, Politics Article : Administration of the Kingdom of Mysore, from Wikipedia
Ch.F. Greville, British India analyzed: The provincial and revenue establishments of Tippoo Sultaun and of the Mahomedan and British Conquerors in Hindostan, pt.1, 1795, pt.2, 1795, pt.3, 1795, GB
M. Wilks, Report on the interior administration, resources, and expenditure of the Government of Mysoor, under the System Prescribed by the Orders of the Government General in Council, dated 4th September 1799, 1805, GB
V.N. Mandlik, Adoption versus annexation : with remarks on the Mysore question (1866), posted on Internet Archive
E. Bell, The mysore reversion: "an exceptional case" , 1866, GB
J. Sutherland, Sketches of the relations subsisting between the British Government in India and the Different Native States, 1837, GB ; numerous entries on Mysore
Military Article : Anglo-Mysore Wars, from Wikipedia
M. Taylor, Tippoo Sultaun : a tale of the Mysore War (1840), vol.1, vol.2, vol.3, posted on Internet Archive
Col. Evans, Operations in Mysore, pp.223-225 in pt.1 of The United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine, 1832, GB
Economy & Finances Article : Economy of the Kingdom of Mysore, from Wikipedia
R.H. Elliot, Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore (1898), posted on Internet Archive
R.H. Elliot, The experiences of a planter in the jungles of Mysore (1871), posted on Internet Archive
W. Digby, The famine campaign in Southern India, Madras and Bombay Presidencies and Province of Mysore, 1876-1878 (1878), vol.1, posted on Internet Archive
Social History Article : Society in the Kingdom of Mysore, from Wikipedia
Local History Article : Mysore : History, from Wikipedia
Article : Srirangapatna : History (Seringapatam), from Wikipedia
Article : History of Bangalore, from Wikipedia
Article : History of Mangalore, from Wikipedia
Institutions History, from University of Mysore
Cultural History Article : Kannada Literature in the Kingdom of Mysore, Musicians in the Kingdom of Mysore, from Wikipedia
Others E. Bell, Remarks on the Mysore blue-book, 1866, GB

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : Mahisur (Mysore); Rulers : Mahisur (Mysore)
Worldwide Guide for Women in Leadership : Indian Substates : T, scroll down for Mysore
Mysore, from Indian Princely States, by H. Soszynski
Category : Kings of Mysore, from Wikipedia
Mysore (Mayssur), p.50 in 1799 pt.1, p.51 in 1800 pt.1, p.52 in 1801 pt.1, p.52 in 1802 pt.1, pp.48-49 in 1803 pt.1, of Genealogisches Reichs- und Staats-Handbuch, in German, GB
Population Figures India : historical demographical data of the administrative divisions, from Population Statistics at Univ. Utrecht; has population data for Mysore
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Constitutions, Laws
Treaties Mysore, pp.119-169 in vol.5 of A Collection of Treaties, Engagements, and Sunnuds, Relating to India and Neighbouring Countries, 1864, GB
Treaty with the Rajah of Mysore, 8 July 1799, pp.175-180 in British and foreign state papers 1816-1817 1838, GB
Government Reports Report on the Administration of Mysore 1864, GB
Report on Public Instruction, 1867/68-1880/81, GB
Report on Revenue Administration, 1866-67, GB
Document Collections Copies and Extracts of Advices to and from India, Relative to the Cause, Progress and Successful Termination of the War with the Late Tippoo Sultan, Chief of Mysore, 1800, GB
Historical Maps Map : The Partition of Mysore, from History of India in Maps
An atlas of the southern part of India, including plans of all the principal towns & cantonments, reduced from the grand trigonometrical survey of India, shewing also the Tenasserim provinces, 1854, posted on Internet Archive, has Mysore division maps
Madras, Mysore, Goa (Constable 1893), from Historical Maps of India
Travancore, Trichinopoli and ceylon (Constable 1893), from Historical Maps of India
Maps : Eastern Hemisphere 550 B.C., Eastern Hemisphere 527 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 500 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 400 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 335 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 323 BC, Easern Hemisphere 300 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 200 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 100 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 050 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 001 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 050 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 100 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 200 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 300 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 400 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 450 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 500 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 565 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 600 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 610 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 700 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 800 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 900 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1000 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1025 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1100 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1200 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1300 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1400 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1500 AD, by Thomas Lessman
Encyclopedia Entries
General Article Maissur, from Meyers Konversationslexikon, 1885-1892 edition, in German
Article Mysore (State), from EB 1911
Religious Catholic Encyclopedia, articles Diocese of Mysore
Economic Mysore Country, pp.129-130 in vol.1 of P. Kelly, The Universal Cambist, and Commercial Instructor, 1811, GB
Geographical B.L. Rice, Mysore: a gazetteer compiled for government (1897) vol.1, vol.2, posted on Internet Archive
Mysore, in R. Brookes, The General Gazetteer or Compendious Geographical Dictionary, 1812, GB ; unpaginated
Province of Mysore, pp.194-205 in C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, Or, a Description of All the Parts of the World, 1822, GB
Mysore State, from Imperial Gazetteer of India vol.18, posted by DSAL
Historical Der Staat Mysore im südlichen Deccan, pp.251-278 in vol.5 of J.G. Eichhorn, Geschichte der drey letzten Jahrhunderte, 1806, in German, GB
Parliamentary Debates foreign Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues F. Hamilton, A journey from Madras through the countries of Mysore, Canara, and Malabar, 1807, GB
Institutions Archives
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag of Mysore, from FOTW
Coins, Banknotes Coin Catalog of Mysore, from Numismaticon
Tippoo Sultan of Mysore, pp.699-726 in vol.2 of W. Marsden, Numismata orientalia illustrata, 1825, GB

Bibliographies general RHS Bibliography
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ISBN Database
on Mysore C. Stewart, A descriptive catalogue of the Oriental Library of the late Tippoo Sultan of Mysore, 1809, GB
Historic Library Catalogues
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International Boundary Studies
on India Digital Library of India
Online Journals
General Accounts
Specific Topics
Historical Atlasses C. Collin Davies, An Historical Atlas of the Indian Peninsula, Oxford : UP, 2nd edition, 1959 [G]
Historical and Cultural Maps, National Atlas of India Vol.8, published by National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation, Calcutta 1983, edited by G.K . Dutt, S.K. Biswas [G]
J.E. Schwartzberg, A Historical Atlas of South Asia, Chicago : UP 1978 [G]
Yearbook Entries Article : India and Dependencies : Mysore, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1928 pp.168-169, 1937 pp.185-186 (data of 1935-1937) [G]
Article Mysore, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1913 pp. 620-621 (on events of 1912) [G]

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