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KELADI CHENNAMMA
Tender Hands Rule The Land

There was only one way, thought Chennamma, for the kindgom to continue and the dynasty to survive; she herself should rule the land and also hold the sword. Trusting God, the young Queen took this crushing burden on her tender shoulders. The clever and heroic Queen also took the counsel of her father Siddappa Shetty. She enlisted the help of trustworthy commanders. Delicate hands adorned with bangles now brandished the sword.

Arrogant enemies thought that after all she was a woman and could be frightened. They began to threaten her.

One day the Chief Minister, Thimmanna Nayaka of Kasaragod, went to her with Subnis Krishnappa and said to her, "You must adopt as son Veerabhadra Nayaka, the son of the Commander-in Chief, Bhadrappa Nayaka. It is only then that we shall support you. Or else, we will unite the people against you and crown him." The same threat was held out by another minister, Narasappayya and a senior officer, Lakshmayya.

Queen Chennamma heard them all patiently. On one side, Bharame Mavuta had the King under his thumb and was eager to take over the kingdom. On another side, all the ministers and other important men were ready to bring some one whom they liked to the throne and perpetuate their own positions. The Queen could not approve of either of these developments. She had no child; so she decided that she should adopt a boy who was virtuous and would herald the welfare of the State. She choose a boy by name Basappa Nayaka. She decided to give him the proper type of training so that the kingdom survived and the people were made happy.

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Keladi Chennamma - Ruled Over Smallstate, Keladi and proved a great and heroic queen.
About Keladi Chennamma
Introduction
An Extraordinary King
'I Have Chosen My Bride'
A Happy, Blessed Union
Kalavathi, A Curse
'My Lord, Come back'
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Troubles Come In Battalions
'I Have Sinned Terribly'
A Mother To The Subjects
A Sheild For The Kingdom
'I am The Son Of Chatrapati
The Black Shadow Of The Moghul Army
An Excellent Administrator
A Fountain Of Inspiration
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