SAME RULER FOR USA AND INDIA:-Marquess Cornwallis COMMON HISTORY OF USA AND INDIA


             (31 December 1738 – 5 October, 1805)


The Earl Cornwallis between 1762 and 1792, was a british armyofficer and colonial administrator. In the united states.  He is best remembered as one of the leading generals in the american war of independance. His 1781 surrender to a combined American-French force at the siege  of york town is often incorrectly considered the end of the war; in fact, it continued for a further two years


                            Surrender of Lord Cornwallis to George washington 19 October 1781

                    In 1786 Cornwallis was made Governor-General and commander in chief in India .1786-1793
In 1792 he defeated Tippu Sultan, the powerful sultan of Mysoreby capturing his capital srirangapatanamThe immediate cause of the war was Tipu's attack on Travancore on December 29, 1789. Tipu's differences with the Raja of Travancore arose over the latter's purchase of Jaikottai and cranganore(kodungalloor) from the Dutch in the Cochin state and Tipu considered Cochin as his tributary state and thus considered the act of the Raja as violation of his sovereign rights. On the other hand, the Raja of Travancore{DHARMA RAJA]ധര്‍മ്മ രാജ‘ കാര്‍ത്തിക തിരുനാള്‍ രാ‍മവര്‍മ്മ)  was the Maharaja  of Travancore from 1758 -1798


 was entitled to the protection of the English. Thus taking advantage of the situation, the English, making a triple alliance with the Nizams and the Marathas, attacked Tipu Sultan.


Cornwallis was again made Governor General of India in 1805.

 He died at Ghasipur in Benares shortly after arriving, and is buried overlooking the Ganges river where his memorial is maintained by the Indian Government