Why american revolutionaries admired the rebels of Mysore? | Curio

Why american revolutionaries admired the rebels of Mysore?

18 mins | May 28, 2017

In this historical essay in Aeon Magazine, Blake Smith writes about the south- Asian anti-Imperialist Haider Ali, his struggles against the British empire and 18th century America’s fascination with him. Smith explores the links and similarities between Ali’s fight in India and the American revolutionaries and wonders what the present may have looked like if the following generations of Americans had embraced the same anti-imperialist principles.

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From Aeon magazine