Who was Rani Velu Nachiyar
Rani Velu Nachiyar was a queen of the Indian kingdom of Sivaganga in the late 18th century. She is known for her bravery and resistance to British colonial rule in India.
Rani Velu Nachiyar was the first queen to fight against the British and she played a key role in the Polygar Wars, leading her army against the British and their allies in the region.
Rani Velu Nachiyar was the queen of the Sivaganga Estate of Tamil Nadu from 1780 to 1790.
He is known by the Tamil people as Veeramangai.
3 Jan is Celebrated Each year as birth anniversary of Rani Velu Nachiyar.
She is remembered as a heroic figure in the history of Tamil Nadu and is celebrated as a symbol of resistance and feminism.
She was at the forefront of ensuring justice for her people. She fiercely resisted colonialism and also worked for the welfare of society. Her bravery will keep motivating generations to come.”
About Polygar Wars
The Polygar Wars, also known as the Palayakkarar Wars, were a series of armed conflicts that took place in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
The wars were fought between the British East India Company and the Polygars, who were local chieftains or Palayakkarars who resisted British colonial rule.
The Polygars were aided in their resistance by the Marudu brothers and Rani Velu Nachiyar, a queen of the Sivaganga kingdom who is remembered as a heroic figure in the history of Tamil Nadu.
The Polygar Wars were a significant episode in the history of British India and marked the beginning of the British conquest of Tamil Nadu.