TNPSC Thervupettagam

200th anniversary of Rani Chennamma’s rebellion

February 27 , 2024 84 days 245 0
  • A fleet of 20,000 British soldiers was positioned on the foothills of the Kittur fort as they attempted to invade the former princely state of Karnataka.
  • But the Queen of Kittur, Rani Chennamma, retaliated and killed a British official to protect and safeguard her homeland.
  • This came is to be known as the Kittur revolt of 1824.
  • Kittur ruler before his death in 1824, adopted a child, Shivalingappa, as the successor.
  • However, the British East India Company refused to recognise Shivalingappa as the successor of the kingdom under the ‘doctrine of lapse’.

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