Write a short note on CLAIM TO PARAMOUNTCY

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The claim of paramountcy was a new policy of annexation introduced by the first Governor General of India, Lord Hastings. According, to this policy, the British declared its authority as paramount or supreme than the Indian states and has the power to annex Indian kingdoms for its own interests.

For example, Rani Channamma was the ruler of a small kingdom of Kittor, now in Karnataka. She retaliated for annexing her kingdom by carrying out an armed resistance against the British. For this she was being arrested and imprisoned.  


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