May 15, 2009

Kittur Rani Chennamma

These are a series of paintings on display at Kittur museum during the year 2009. There were many more interesting paintings which I missed shooting. These lovely paintings are created by several young artists during Kittur Utsav few months back.

Kittur Vaadae main entrance, facing east
Chennamma as an infant. Born on October 23, 1778 at Kakati
As an young girl at school
Chennamma in as an youth
A scene from an hunting expedition.
During the hunting expedition; Chenamma claims her arrow killed the tiger while Mallasarja Desai asserts his arrow killed it. Admiring Chenamma's courage he offers to marry her.
Chennamma mourning a relative's death.
Chennamma with her bodyguards, preparing for a battle.
Chennamma engaged in a fight against British forces.
Chennamma leading her army into the battle-field.
Chennamma charges on as Amatur Balappa slays John Thackeray, the British Collector.
Sangolli Rayanna disguised as an ascetic meets Chenamma at Bailhongal jail. Rayanna assures Chennamma that he is continuing the struggle against the British.
Chenamma a prisoner lodged at Bailhongal jail; speaking to her trusted allies.
Sangolli Rayanna being captured by deception at Dori Halla.
The news of Rayanna's death broke Rani Chenamma's will to live, she dies on 21 February 1829 at Bailhongal jail. Her mortal remains are buried at Bailhongal.

Read more about Sangolli Rayanna.
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14 comments:

anu said...

interesting paintings.....

nithya said...

tumba chennagide sir....

mgkammar said...

paintings are teling real stories
thank you Sir
Yours VTU Kammar

shivakumar said...

I heard about Chennamma. I liked these paintings very much.

Atul said...

Its our Pleasure that we are born in india wheres the history is golden

shabs said...

it tells what kind of people lost india

messenger said...

Inspiring visuals with million messages .. proud moments to Kannidigas.. Great wiki

Dr K Prabhakar Rao said...

Kittur Rani Chennamma is a great inspiration to whole India.
Dr K Prabhakar Rao

JAI HIND said...

itihasavannu marukalisuva prayatna madutiddiri.... nimage koti punya barali

Vaibhav Bhalki said...

Very nice pictures,
I am a hubli citizen and kittur fort is just 60 km for me.
I have visited the current fort and the ruins and trust me once you go there, you will still feel the wind gusting and each stone telling you the story about rani chenamma.
Its a unique experience, i recommend every one to visit current ruins of kittur.

lover said...

Revolutionary woman Before India Uprising....

True Woman Warrior

Shashidhar Srinivas said...

Whoever drew this paintings, hats off to him. Though I'm not her biological son but I'm proud to say that she is mother. In today's world people don't help each other, my mother rani Chennamma fought for the Freedom of Indians. Mom, please don't take birth again, this world is not worth for your love

Sathyanarayana B said...

Photos of fort and ruins should have also been added to high light the issue and Fort of Channamma.

siddeshwar said...

@ Satyanarayana - Here's the link to the article about fort & palace.
http://karnatakatravel.blogspot.in/2011/03/kittur-fort-and-palace.html