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Kittur, also known as Kitturu and historically as Kittoor, is a taluka in the Belgaum
Belgaum
district of the South Indian state of Karnataka. It was part of Bailhongal
Bailhongal
taluka but was declared as an independent taluka on 23 October 2012 by the Chief Minister of Karnataka
Karnataka
on the inauguration of Kittur
Kittur
Utsav. It is 177th Taluk of Karnataka
Karnataka
State. It is a place of historical importance because of the armed rebellion of Kittur Chennamma
Kittur Chennamma
(1778–1829), Raja
Raja
of the State of Kittur
Kittur
against the British East India
India
Company, during which a British Commissioner, St John Thackeray
St John Thackeray
was killed.

Contents

1 History 2 Education 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] On the outskirts of the town lie the ruins of the palace within a fort. The palace was the residence of the Rani Chennamma. In the 18th century, Kittur
Kittur
was ruled by the Marathas, until the Third Anglo-Maratha War, when it came under British suzerainty.[1] In connection with a disputed succession to this chiefship in 1824, St John Thackeray, Commissioner of Dharwad, was killed in a battle when approaching the Kittur
Kittur
fort. Later another unit stormed Kittur
Kittur
and captured Queen Chennamma, who was imprisoned in Bailhongal
Bailhongal
Jail where she died. Rani Chennamma
Rani Chennamma
became a legend. The town lends its name to the fictitious coastal town (Belgaum District has no coast, which rules out the real Kittur
Kittur
being the setting) 2008 novel Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga Education[edit] Kittur
Kittur
is well known for its residential school for girls named after the warrior queen Chennamma.

Kittur
Kittur
Rani Channamma Residential School Locally Kittur
Kittur
Nadu Vidya Vardhak Sangh operates schools and colleges. KNVV Sangh's Arts and Commerce College KNVV Sangh's S.G. High School

See also[edit]

Rani Chennamma St John Thackeray
St John Thackeray
attack on Kittur Belgaum Bailhongal

References[edit]

^ Chitnis, Krishnaji Nageshrao (1994-01-01). Glimpses of Maratha Socio-economic History. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. ISBN 9788171563470. 

External links[edit]

Kittur
Kittur
Fort on Google Maps

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Kittur". Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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