Sira Taluk

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Sira Taluk

City and Taluk
Sira Taluk is located in Karnataka
Sira Taluk
Sira Taluk
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°44′42″N 76°54′32″E / 13.745°N 76.909°E / 13.745; 76.909Coordinates: 13°44′42″N 76°54′32″E / 13.745°N 76.909°E / 13.745; 76.909
Country India
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
572 137
Vehicle registrationKA-06,KA-64

Sira is a taluk of Tumkur district in the state of Karnataka, India. Its headquarters, Sira city lies on the National Highway NH-48(BengaluruPune).


Sira was politically and militarily an important region of south India prior to the British Raj. Sira Province was ruled by the Bijapur Kings from 1638 to 1687. The "Suba" or Province of Sira of the Mughal Empire with its capital at Sira town lasted from 1687 to 1757. The Marathas wrested the province from Mughals and held it from 1757 to 1759, when the Mughals regained it. In 1761, Haidar Ali whose father Sheikh Fateh Mohammed occupied an important position in the local Mughal Army declared his independence from the Mughal Empire and declared himself the 'Nawab' of the province. He called himself 'Nawab Haider Ali Bahadur' but lost the province to the Marathas from 1766 until 1774 when his son Tipu Sultan, captured it for him.[2][better source needed]

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  2. ^ [Mysore: A Gazetteer Compiled for the Government, Volume I, Mysore In General]


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