Kedambady Ramayya Gowda’s statue to be brought to Mangaluru
Art and culture
2nd Sep, 2022
A bronze statue of Kedambady Ramayya Gowda, who revolted against the British in a mass insurrection in 1837, will be brought to Dakshina Kannada, Mangaluru, Karnataka.
About Kedambady Ramayya Gowda’s:
- Kedambady Ramayya Gowda have revolted against the British in a mass insurrection in 1837.
- He led the Amara Sullia uprising.
- Gowda’s army succeeded in defeating the British army and had lowered the British flag before hoisting the Kodagu Haleri dynasty’s flag in Bavutagudda on April 5, 1837.
- After the 13th day of hoisting the flag, the rebellion was crushed by the British army.
About the revolt:
- The ‘Amara Sullia Danger or Kodagu- Canara Mutinytook place twenty years before the First War of Independence in 1857.
- The revolt was against the high land revenue (tax) assessment and the absence of a lucrative market for farm produce.
- The revolt broke out against the East India Company in the coastal belt during 1830-31.
- It reached the stage of an armed struggle in 1837.