Onake obavva was a brave woman who fought the forces of hyder ali singlehandedly with a. Since they had none in the house, obavva went to a stream near the kindi to refill their supply only to find hyders soldiers. Chitradurga fort onake obavva chitradurga fort was built using granite stone as an impregnable fortification, covering an area of 1500 acres. The valley, the high standing rocks and hills, the vivid beauty, the touch of history, all these are enough reasons why people come from all over the world to visit this place. Obavva killed the armed with only a pestleor onake in kannada, her. Veera onake obavva woman who fought the forces of haider ali with a pestle november 17, 2019 the indian freedom struggle is filled with thousands of warriors, who fought till their last breath. I am infact on the verge of failing it if i gave an exam of it right now. Her bravery is commemorated in chitradurga by the name of onake obavva stadium and by an extraordinary new sculpture near the dc office. The ten greatest women freedom fighters of india are as follows. Karikala cholan greatest chola king who built a dam 2000.
Obavva was guarding while fetching water she heard sounds of hyder ali s soldiers trying to enter the fort through the hole. The portuguese made several attempts to capture ullal as it was strategically placed. Onake obavva chitradurga karnataka chitradurga was ruled by madakari nayaka, hyder ali wanted to besiege the fort of chitradurga. It is characterized by 35 secret entrances, 19 gateways, 2000 watch towers, 38 posterior entrances and 4 hidden passages. His reference to onake obavva is interesting, not only because she was the wife of an ordinary soldier in the army of madakari nayaka, who in 1779 was defeated by tipus father hyder ali. She used the onake or pestle a wooden long club meant for pounding paddy grains to kill the soldiers one by one by hitting them on the head and then quietly moving the dead without raising the. This act will concentrate on the women who adorn the pages of our history books. Onake obavva south indian whackamole champion, 1777present stay safe and healthy.
Who are some of the toughest women in the history of india, who. Top 10 greatest women freedom fighters of india listsurge. Legendary kannada queens in history story of kannadiga. Price new from used from paperback please retry paperback. When hyder ali another name from history books we tried to remember, attempted to attack the fort during reign of madakari nayaka with his soldiers, using a secret tunnel, it was obavva who sensed human movement from within secret boulder gaps. She was the wife of the security guard who guarded the seven hill stranded fort. Evidently, onake obavva s husband was the guard in a watchtower in the fort that hyder ali had attacked. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. Onakke obbava was a dalit woman and wife of a man serving in madakari nayakas army. We have taken inspiration from legends like onake obavva, rani abbakka chowta and kittur rani chennamma, she. During 18th century, chitradurga fort was under the rule of madakari nayaka iv. Her husband, kalanayak was a security guard of one of the watchtowers located in the fort of chitradurga.
Obavva was not a princess, but the wife of a guard at chitradurga fort. She is said to have killed several soliders with a pestle onake and hence, was called onake obavva. Oct 21, 2006 onake obavvas courage and quick thinking singlehandedly saved the fort that day. She was a very brave woman who helped madakari nayaka in saving his fort from hyder ali. Kids can read onake obavva story or listen to its audio on their own in english or any indian language. Onake obavva was a brave woman who fought the forces of hyder ali singlehandedly with a pestle in the kingdom of chitradurga of karnataka, india. Chitradurga also known locally as durga is a city and the headquarters of chitradurga district which is located on the valley of the vedavati river in the central part of the indian state of karnataka. Onake obavva was a brave woman who fought the forces of hyder ali single handedly with a. Why is bjp against tipu sultan, and was this always the. Onake obavva 18th century onake obavva was a woman who fought the forces of hyder ali single handedly with a masse onake in the small kingdom of chitradurga in the chitradurga district of karnataka state, india. Why arent we taught about great people like onake obavva. There are references to these great leaders in our history books. Hyder ali, one of the most powerful warlords of the time, had been going buck wild with his army, conquering town after town. This bharatanatyam performance draws inspiration from.
Congress celebrating jayantis of sultans for vote bank. Indeed, we are transported back to the era of veera madakari nayaka and the great fort of chitradurga. Much of karnataka endured chronic social and political upheaval in the centuries between the collapse of the vijayanagara empire in the late 1500s and the death of tipu sultan in 1799. We also tend to remember with vengeance why our history teacher glorified chacha and baba while there was so much to enrich us with. It would be a real celebration if the valour of onake obavva is added in history books of schools as short story and discussed in schools. Fortuitously, onake went to fetch him water which was located near this crevice, where she saw alis army attempting to enter. This independence day, a tribute to 10 forgotten women. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. She just used a pestle called as onake in kannada and fought with the army. Kids can read onake obavva or listen to its audio on their own in english or any indian language. Backstory on the huk rebellion rejected princesses. The indian freedom struggle is filled with thousands of warriors, who fought till their last breath.
This book can be easily considered as the magnum opus book on the life and history of madakarinayaka and his glorious and ferocious ruling of the state chitradurga, popularly known as durga. Must read for all the history buffs i was introduced to this book very late. The legend of obavva will never be forgotten and her act of bravery will always occupy a special place in the hearts of the people and the history of karnataka. Conferences seminars workshops endowment lectures etc. Sep 21, 2018 as anyone who may have read my replies to comments on my answers, i am not good at modern history. Down south, haider ali was trying to conquer chitradurga, but was repeatedly unsuccessful. Why arent we taught about great people like onake obavva, abbakka chowta, rani. Younger generations will understand the strengths of a common man to fight against evils. The subjects of chitradurga did not experience a good reign of the successive rulers as they ruled on the throne for very brief periods. Her husband was a guard of a watchtower in the rocky fort of chitradurga. Evidently, onake obavvas husband was the guard in a watchtower in the fort that hyder ali had attacked.
Onake obavva is one superwoman who had singlehandedly pounded a few invading troops of hyder alis army to death using a pestle a wooden long club meant for pounding paddy grains. Onake obavva was a brave woman in the kingdom of chitradurga in karnataka, who single handed fought with the army of hyder ali. In our school syllabus, we had only a single chapter related to this which is onake obavva. Ever since that day, obavva became famous as onake obavva and the crevice in the fort where she showed her bravery was named obavvana kindi. Onake obavva was a woman who fought the forces of hyder ali singlehandedly with a pestle in the kingdom of chitradurga of karnataka, india. The prime seminar ivala charitre her history from onake obavva foundation was organised on 29082019 in smt. Buy veera vanithe onake obavva book online at best prices in india on. Obavva killed the armed with only a pestleor onake in kannada, her namesakeand with her cunning. Herstory flashback onake obavva an ordinary woman who displayed extraordinary courage. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times.
But as both of them were about to finish off all the soldiers of hyder ali, obavva. Rani abbakka chowta queen of ullal, hailed as one of the first female freedom fighters of india and as being the only woman in history to confront, fight and repeatedly defeat the portuguese. Dec, 2019 veera onake obavva woman who fought the forces of haider ali with a pestle november 17, 2019 the indian freedom struggle is filled with thousands of warriors, who fought till their last breath. A retelling of a real incident in karnatakas history a tale of courage and resourcefulness of a young woman from chitradurga. Aug 15, 2017 this independence day, lets pay a tribute to the 10 forgotten women warriors of india. In the state of karnataka, she is celebrated along with abbakka rani, keladi chennamma and kittur chennamma, as the foremost women warriors and patriots. Kittur chennamma simple english wikipedia, the free. From what i gather from some some other reader messages, theyre still portrayed as criminals in many history books, which makes me sad. In the process she singlehandedly killed several soldiers, and when her husband returned he was stunned to find obavva with blood stained onake amidst several dead bodies of enemy soldiers. Onake obavva an informal history of the chitradurga.
She defended the region for 4 decades in the latter half of the 16th century. We can skip few tedx sessions once we learn about this place and her. Rani abbakka chowta was the first tuluva queen of ullal who fought the portuguese in the latter half of the 16th century. Obavva s husband, upon his return from his lunch was shocked to see obavva standing with a blood stained onake and hundreds of dead bodies of the enemy around her. But people still sing praises for onake pestle obavva, who singlehandedly wiped out a portion of. Mayilamma was a social activist who took on a fight against the giant cocacola company whose activities were polluting the local area. He lost it eventually, in one of the many attacks from hyder ali and his army. Thirunyana sambandarthe story of poompavai thirunyana sambandar sings the pathigam to bring poompavai to life from ashes in front of lord kapaleeswar in thirumayilapur. She struck him so hard that the enemy soldier died with just one blow. The resistance ended with her arrest and she became a symbol of the. Onakes husband who usually guarded this opening was on a lunch break. Mukund has 150 books on goodreads, and is currently reading durgastamana by and a twist of. We pay a tribute to these fearless women warriors who deserve to be recognised for their role in the freedom struggle.
Veera onake obavva woman who fought the forces of haider. However, it is this one story that stands out in particular. I have read the story of onake obavva as a kid in text books and the story has stuck on to me. Onake obavva, the brave woman from chitradurga of karnataka dr k prabhakar rao city of chitradurga is located at the junction of nh4 bangalorepune national highway and nh sollapurmangalore national highway. Herstory flashback onake obavva an ordinary woman who. Obavva immediately hid behind the crevice in the fort and hit at soldier one by one coming out with onake a wood rod used for pounding paddy. She is said to have fought singlehandedly and killed invading soldiers. It is an irony that we are not taught more about him and the entire history. Apart from all the sightseeing options inside chitradurga, there are many others located nearby that becomes another reason why people plan a visit here. The port town of ullal served as their subsidiary capital. During the 18th century, chitradurga fort, which is located in karnataka, was under the rule of madakari nayaka iv. Her husband, kalanayak was a security guard of one of the watchtowers located in.
History of africa controversy what is scientific forestry in which state the birsa munda belong to please tell me some books name. Onake obavva onake obavva kindi kingdome of chitradurga. Mar 03, 2010 i have read the story of onake obavva as a kid in text books and the story has stuck on to me. Shivanechar was the name of the wealthy man, who lived with his beautiful daughter poompavai in. Chitradurga was home to many people including onake obavva, and her husband kalanayak who was a guard at the fort. The legendary onake obavva was undoubtedly the most wellknown personality associated with chitradurga until 1972, when the characters. She killed the soldiers of hyder ali, who were trying to capture the chitradurga fort in 1779. Obavva was neither a queen nor a princess, in fact she was the wife of a common guard at the chitradurga fort. It was around that time that haider ali was repeatedly trying to conquer the fort, but failed. Backstory on the huk rebellion pyrolynx asked hi again.
See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Onake obavva lived in the fort town of chitradurga at a rough time in its history. This bharatanatyam performance draws inspiration from school. In the historical town of chitradurga deccan herald. Chitradurga is a fast growing town, 200 kilometres northwest of bengaluru, the capital city of karnataka. The rocky terrain, distinct to the region has been witness to legendary battles and significant episodes of the epic mahabharata. Onake is the kannada word for a long wooden pestle used to pound paddy. This teenager illustrated a series on forgotten female. The makers of chitradurgada onake obavva claim that the onake pestle they are using in the film is the same one that obavva used in 1776 to kill hyder alis soldiers. Srs media vision kannada full movies 417,106 views. He noticed obavva entering the fort through a hole once and ordered his men to do the same. Onake obavva story book with short moral for kids fundoodaa. Judging and ranking the immense contributions of the following bravehearts is not a feasible activity but i would like to acknowledge the ten women freedom fighters and their grit in equal measure even though their positions may vary in this ranking.
When enemies invaded her town while her husband was on lunch break, she grabbed a nearby pestle and saved the day by achieving the high score in. She belonged to the chowta dynasty who ruled over parts of coastal karnataka, india. She was best known for leading an armed rebellion against the british east india company in 1824. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle. Bengaluru auto driver spreads his love for kannada the hindu. Congress by celebrating jayanti of those who gave poison to nayakas of chitradurga by betrayal and those who killed the courageous lady onake obavva have insulted this land, you and the. About the latest rp, thank you so much for going through with her even though she broke a couple of your criteria. All you need to know the beautiful sunkissed islands are in the throes of political turmoil again, with troops surrounding parliament on the orders of president abdulla yameen. Death of tyrant allauddin khalji conspired by his eunuch. A dalit woman, onake obavva was the legendary wife of a soldier in the army of madakari nayaka, the last ruler of chitrdurga.
The hiri madakari nayaka iv 1721, kasturi rangappa nayaka ii 1748, madakari nayaka v 1758 ruled this area but there is not much to mention of their rule. Aug 17, 2016 this teenager illustrated a series on forgotten female warriors from indian history let this give you more reason to remember that females are strong as hell. One day, he noticed a woman trying to enter the fort through a hole. Not much is known about the personal life onake obavva, although she was not an army general or a trained warrior, but she was a fierce woman with a heart of gold. The long answer is that like every other party in karnataka, the bjp, too, has celebrated tipu sultan before 2015, although to make tipu jayanti. She is said to have fought single handedly and killed with a pestle several invading soldiers of the army of hyder ali, father of tipu sultan, in 1779. The effort and the details that the author went on to create this book is visible in every chapter. Mysore palace with guide amba vilas palace inside mysore tourism karnataka tourism duration. The former soldier timmanna nayaka rose to the rank of governor of chitradurga as a reward for his excellence in military. He returned it promptly and said, i learnt so much about karnatakas freedom fighters like kittur rani chennamma and onake obavva from you in the last one hour.361 206 311 1038 1295 1275 195 821 1422 545 1491 248 1020 450 1411 1176 1302 303 439 100 869 1536 313 116 313 394 775 630 774 148 608 540 239 1342 785 255 14 305 208 1398 147 405 167 402 220 598 1405 395 329 148 340