The Battle of Porto Novo was fought on 1 July 1781 between forces of the Kingdom of Mysore and Great Britain near the village of Porto Novo (now known as Parangipettai) on the Indian subcontinent, during the Second Anglo-Mysore War. The British force, numbering more than 8,000 under the command of Sir Eyre Coote defeated a force estimated at 40,000 under the command of Hyder Ali.
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- Barua, Pradeep. The state at war in South Asia, pp. 80–81.
- Garstin, John Henry. Manual of the South Arcot district, pp. 152–154.
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