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Give an account of the rise of Mysore as a major power in Deccan.

Asked by Chandrashekhar 12th September 2018, 10:10 PM
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Mysore emerged as another important state in south after Hyderabad. The kingdom of Mysore had preserved its independence ever since the end of the Vijayanagar Empire and had been only nominally a part of the Mughal empire. Haidar Ali, born in 1721 in an obscure family, started his career as a petty officer in the Mysore army. Though uneducated, he possessed a keen intellect and was a man of great energy, daring and determination. He was also a brilliant commander and a shrewd diplomat. leverly using the opportunities that came his way, he gradually rose in the Mysore army. He soon recognised the advantages of Western military training and applied it to the troops under his own command. In 1761 he overthrew Nanjaraj and established his authority over the Mysore state. He took over Mysore when it was a weak and divided state and soon made it one of the leading Indian powers.
Answered by Expert 15th September 2018, 5:37 PM
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