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Rani chennamma fought against the British rule in the year ___________.

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Hint: In 1824 chennamma's adopted son,Shivalingappa was ordered to be annexed on the basis of doctrine of lapse, after the death of her husband.

Complete answer:
1)Kittur Chennamma was the queen of Kittur, a princely state in present-day Karnataka.

2)She led an armed rebellion against the British East India Company in 1824.

3)The defiance was against the doctrine of lapse in an attempt to maintain Indian control over the region, but was defeated and died imprisoned.

4)She was the first female ruler to protest against British rule.

5)She became a folk hero in Karnataka and symbol of the independence movement in India.

6)She was born on 23rd October 1778 in Kakati, Kingdom of Mysore, India.

7)She died 21 February 1829, at the age 50 in Bailhongal, Princely State of Mysore, Company rule in India.

8)Kittur Chennamma was born on 23 October 1778, in Kakati, a small village in the Belagavi District of Karnataka, India.

9)She belonged to the Lingayat community and received training in horse riding, sword fighting and archery from a young age.

10)She married Raja Mallasarja of the Desai family at the age of 15.

11)Her husband died in 1824, leaving behind a son and a state full of volatility.
Chennamma was left with the state of Kittur and an uphill task to save it from the British after the death of her son in 1824.

Hence, the correct answer is option (A)

Note: Chennamma adopted Shivalingappa in the year 1824 and made him the heir to the throne. This evoked the East India Company, who ordered Shivalingappa’s expulsion, on the basis of the Doctrine of Lapse introduced by Lord Dalhousie