evidence to show that Tipu Sultan’s sway extended up to Ranebennur Taluk, is forthcoming from an inscription (No. 289) at
Chennapur in that Taluk. It
says that under the orders of Tipu Sultan, the village Chennapura was
granted as sarvamanya in the cyclic year Parabhava.
In the reign of Tipu Sultan (i.e., A.D. 1782 to 1799) this
cyclic year fell in A.D. 1786-87.
No. 82 of 1933-34)
Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District
near the ruined fort
record of the 18th Century A.D. states that under the
orders of Tipu Sultan, the village of Chennapura, in the Ranebennur
(division) was granted as sarvamanya to a Judiadar (name
not specified) after receiving from him ninety varahas.
The date of the record is Parabhava,