History of Palakkad
Palakkad district is a district located in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The district has a rich and diverse history.
In the 18th century, Palakkad came under the control of Hyder Ali, the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore. Later, his son Tipu Sultan also ruled the region. However, in 1790, the British East India Company took control of Palakkad, and the region became part of the Madras Presidency.
Palakkad was also the site of several incidents during the Quit India Movement, including the famous 'Palakkad Incident' in which a group of Indian National Congress workers hoisted the Indian national flag at the district collector's office.
After India gained independence in 1947, Palakkad became part of the newly formed state of Kerala. The district has since undergone significant development, and is now home to several industrial and agricultural sectors, including the famous Palakkad Gap, which is a natural passage between the Western Ghats and the Nilgiri Mountains.
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