Examine the effects and result of the Forth Mysore War:
The war was short and decisive. As, planned the Bombay army under General Stuart invaded Mysore from the West. The Madras army, which was led by the Governor-General’s brother, Arthur Wellesle forced Tipu to retreat to his capital Srirangapattinam. Although severely wounded, he fought till his capital Srirangapattinam was captured and he himself was shot dead.
Mysore After the War:
With the fall of Tipu Sultan the Kingdom of Mysore fell at the feet of Wellesley. He restored Hindu rule at the central part of theikingdom. A five year old boy, Krishnaraja III, a descendant of the dethroned Hindu Raja, was enthroned at Mysore, which became the capital almost after two hundred years. Purnaiya, the previous minister, became Diwan. The remaining parts of the kingddm were divided between the British and the Nizam.
The whole of Kanara, Wynad, Coimbatore, Dharmapuri and Srirangapattinam were retained by the British whereas the Nizam was given the areas sound Gooty and a part of chittoor and Chitaldurg district. A British resident was stationed at Mysore. Tipu’s1 family was sent the fort of Vellore.