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The Captivity of Nairs at Seringapatam was imposed on the Nair Hindus of Malabar by Muslims under Tippu Sultan, the de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1786 to 1789. They were subjected to forcible conversions to Islam, death, and torture[1][2]. The Nairs were treated with extreme brutality by the Muslims due to their strong adherence to the Hindu faith and martial tradition.[3][4][5] The captivity ended when Nair troops from Travancore, with the help of the East India Company defeated Tippu Sultan in the Third Anglo-Mysore War.[6][7] It is estimated that out of the 30,000 Nairs put to captivity (including women and children), only a few hundred returned to Malabar alive.[8][9]

See also

References

  • Prabhu, Alan Machado (1999). Sarasvati's Children: A History of the Mangalorean Christians. I.J.A. Publications. p. 250. ISBN 9788186778258.
  1. Storm over Seringapatam: the incredible story of Hyder Ali & Tippu Sultan, Praxy Fernandes. Chapter 14
  2. http://books.google.co.in/books?id=QuY-AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA94
  3. The real Tipu: a brief history of Tipu Sultan, Hari Dev Sharma. p.34-35
  4. http://books.google.co.in/books?id=_7QIAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA40
  5. Tipu Sultan, R. D. Palsokar. p.75-79
  6. http://books.google.co.in/books?id=uMhLAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA161
  7. http://books.google.co.in/books?id=Ad9PAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA494
  8. http://books.google.co.in/books?id=Ad9PAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA494
  9. Prabhu, Alan Machado (1999). Sarasvati's Children: A History of the Mangalorean Christians. I.J.A. Publications. p. 250. ISBN 9788186778258.
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