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: Rani Avanti Bai was the ruler of which state?
A.Jagdishpur
B.Indore
C.Kittur
D.Ramgarh

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Hint:Avantibai lodhi (or Avanti Bai lodhi; died on 20 March 1858) is from the Lodhi tribe of India as a freedom fighter and queen of what is now Dindori in Madhya Pradesh, renamed Ramgarh in her day.

Complete answer:
Indian rebellion of 1857: When the rebellion of 1857 broke out, Avantibai rose and commanded an army of 4000. She and her troops were able to overcome the British troops for her first battle with the British in the village of Kheri near Mandla. However, stung by the defeat, the British returned with revenge and launched an assault on Ramgarh. For defense, Avantibai relocated to the hills of Devharigarh. The British army set Ramgarh on fire and attacked Devigarh.

Avantibai used guerrilla tactics to fend off the British army. She took the blade from the guards' sword and pierced it through herself, committing suicide on March 20, 1858, when she faced almost inevitable defeat in the war. She is one of the viranganas (heroic women) praised by Dalit groups as part of an imagined practice concerning the events of 1857, like Asha Devi, Jhalkari Bai, Mahabiri Devi and Uda Devi. Charu Gupta states that "scattered, often thin, evidence is cited and quoted by Dalits repeatedly".

Hence, the correct answer is option (D).

Note:Jhalkaribai (1830- 1858) was a woman soldier who played an important part in the Indian Revolt of 1857. She served in the Rani Lakshmibai Women's Army of Jhansi. Uda Devi was a warrior of the 1857 Indian Revolt who fought against the British East India Company.