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May 6, 2014

Robot of Jihad? A Guide to Tipu’s Tiger

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An eighteenth-century automaton in the image of a tiger mauling a British soldier,
whose groans mingle with his killer’s roar, has thrilled millions of tourists and inspired some of the English language’s finest poets. It is one of the British Empire’s most celebrated prizes, stolen in 1799 from the court of Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore.
——The Appendix

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 6, 2014 9:14 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Featured significantly in Bernard Cornwell's excellent book Sharpe's Tiger

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 6, 2014 11:28 AM

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