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Thomas Inman's Dungeon, Srirangapatna

DISTRICT: Mandya; TALUK: Srirangapatna
LOCALITY: Srirangapatna (Lat. 12° 26' N; Long. 76° 55' E)
APPROACH: AIRPORT: Bengaluru; RAILWAY STATION: Srirangapatna; BUS STATION: Srirangapatna

Between 1761 and 1799 AD, Srirangapatna played an important role in shaping the political history of Karnataka in particular and that of south India is general. Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan, who ruled the Mysore kingdom fought the British valiantly in four Mysore battles and in the process, held captive many British army officers. Tipu Sultan held these prisoners of war within the fort at Srirangapatna.

Inman's Dungeon discovered in 1895 is situated at the north-west corner of the fort at Srirangapatna. It is an oblong structure of about 12.8 x 9.76 m concealed within the fort with low vaulted roof of brick and mortar. It is used by Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan, to keep British army officers and Marathas who were held as captives in the War.