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(a) (ii) Army officer

(b) (iv) give company to the army to the army officers

(c) Thackery came to Kittur to crush the revolt as soon as possible. He thought

that the presence of the British army force will terrorise the rulers and people of Kittur so that they surrender easily.

(d) The commander of Kittur refused agents order as no document could be

signed without the sanction from Rani Chennama. Rani Chennama was the queen of Kittur.

(e) When Horse Artillery stormed into the fort Sardar Gurusiddappa, who had kept his men on full alert, promptly commanded his men to repel and chased the British soldiers away. The Kittur forces made a bold front and overpowered the British soldiers. Some of them were killed.

(f) Rani admonished the soldiers for taking women and children in custody. She had only gentleness to them. She ordered to provide them food and shelter in her palace. Rani came down the thrown and patted the children lovingly. Even though they were from the rival side, she only had love and affection towards children and women.

(g) In my opinion, the British women must have touched by Rani’s behaviour. They might have felt regret for the unpleasant encounter of British with that gracious lady. She is indeed a noble soul. She protected and provided food and shelter to them.

(h) Rani refused to meet Thackrey with contempt as there was no need to meet someone who come with an army to threaten Kittur.

(i) (i) defiant - It means showing a disposition to challenge, resist, or fight

( ii ) stormed -  It means move angrily or forcefully in a specified direction.

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