History of Tipu Sultan by Mohibbul Hasan
Tipu Sultan's claim to fame is his destruction by Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington - making him a notable victim of British imperialism. He was also defeated by Charles Cornwallis (better known to Americans as the loser at the Battle of Yorktown.). He also deployed a kind of rocket that was adopted by the British and used against Fort McHenry in the War of 1812 - hence the "Rockets red glare" in the American National Anthem.
Or, at least that's how he's known in Anglo culture - and sadly that also seems to be the focus of this well researched but dim-witted history written by a late 20th C. professor of Islamic history at the University of Calcutta. Poor Tipu! So wise - so kind - so energetic - so competent. If only he had not been betrayed by the Nizam of Hyderabad as well as Marantha Empire as well as his own officers and agents.