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Mysore (British India)

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[Mysore] by Blas Delgado Ortiz

Source: Ziggiotto (1998).

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Some facts

21 guns
1931 area 26,637 square miles
1931 population 3,523,000
Ed Haynes, 3 April 1996

Mysore - or (since 1973) Karnataka, State, S India; capital Bangalore; 74,037 square miles. Title: Maharajah.
Jarig Bakker, 12 November 1998


The flag of Mysore was red over brown with arms in the centre. The image above, without arms, is incorrect and this flag was never official. The colours of the flag are defined in French as "rouge brique sur brun" [brick red and brown]. As far as I know the brown is a light maroon (perhaps like the golden shown in Neubecker (1992)) and I speculate that the flag can in fact be red over golden. Remember that some months ago Nozomi Kariyasu travelled to Bangalore (capital of Mysore/Karnataka and he saw many red over yellow flags.
Jaume Ollé, 21 August 2000

Brun is brown, so I would say maroon rather than golden.
Olivier Touzeau, 22 August 2000


Tippu Sahib's flag

[Mysore] by Blas Delgado Ortiz

This is the old flag of the Tippu's navy of Mysore (in use c.1784-1799), white with a red border, with five red disks, one in the center, the others in the four corners. Source: Ziggioto (1998)
Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2002

[Mysore] by Blas Delgado Ortiz

Blas Delgado OrtÝz drew this banner from a scan I previously made from Ziggioto (1998). This is one of probably many banners of Tippu Sahib, the Tiger of Mysore (1782-1799).
Jarig Bakker, 31 May 2002