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Kedambady Ramayya Gowda’s statue to be brought to Mangaluru

  • Category
    Art and culture
  • Published
    2nd Sep, 2022

Context

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.

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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.
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