Tipu's Flagstaff, located in the city of Calicut in the southern state of Kerala, is an important historical landmark that stands as a testament to the bravery and resistance of the local people against the colonial forces of the British East India Company.
The flagstaff was erected by Tipu Sultan, the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore, in 1788 to commemorate his victory over the British in the Second Anglo-Mysore War. The 30-feet tall wooden mast, which was used to hoist Tipu's flag, was cut down by the British in 1792 as a symbol of their conquest of the region.
However, the local people of Calicut managed to preserve a part of the flagstaff as a symbol of their resistance against British imperialism. Today, the site is a popular tourist attraction and a reminder of the bravery and resilience of the people of Kerala in the face of colonial oppression.
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