Rani Velu Nachiyar

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  • January 6, 2023
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Context: Recently, the Prime Minister of India has paid tributes to Rani Velu Nachiyar on her birth anniversary.

About QUEEN VELU NACHIAR (3 January 1730 – 25 December 1796):

  • She was the first queen to fight against the British colonial power in India.
  • She is known by Tamils as Veeramangai.
  • She was the princess of Ramanathapuram and the only child of Raja Chellamuthu Vijayaragunatha Sethupathy and Rani Sakandhimuthal of the Ramnad kingdom.
  • She was trained in war to match weapons usage, martial arts like Valari, Silambam (fighting using a stick), horse riding, and archery.
  • She was a scholar in many languages and she had proficiency with languages like French, English and Urdu.
  • She married the king of Sivagangai, with whom she had a daughter.
  • She succeeded her husband in 1780 and She granted powers to the Marudu brothers to administer the country in 1780.
    • She died a few years later, on 25 December 1796.

Source: NewsOnAir

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) In the context of Indian history, the Rakhmabai case of 1884 revolved around

  1. Women’s right to gain education
  2. Age of consent
  3. Restitution of conjugal rights

Select the correct answer using the code given below : (2020)

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.2) With reference to Indian freedom struggle, consider the following events:

  1. Mutiny in Royal Indian Navy
  2. Quit India Movement launched
  3. Second Round Table Conference

What is the correct chronological sequence of the above events? (2017)

  1. 1-2-3
  2. 2-1-3
  3. 3-2-1
  4. 3-1-2


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