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Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries: Deccan Uprising (1875)

Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries: Deccan Uprising (1875) As British rule expanded from Bengal to other parts of India, new systems of revenue were imposed. The Permanent Settlement was rarely extended to any region beyond Bengal. Since the revenue demand was fixed under the Permanent Settlement, the colonial state […]

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Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries: Munda Ulgulan (1899- 1900)

Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries: Munda Ulgulan (1899- 1900) Background and Causes of Munda Revolt (Ulgulan): Along with the unrest among the settled agriculturists, the earlier tradition of millenarian movements among the tribal peasants also continued well into the post-1857 period, a major example of this tradition being the […]

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Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries: Santal Hul (1855)

Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries: Santal Hul (1855) The Santhals lived scattered in various districts of Curtack, Dhalbhum, Manbhum, Barabhum, Chota Nagpur, Palamau, Hazaribagh, Midnapur, Bankura and Birbhum in eastern India. The Santal rebellion or Santal Hul was a native rebellion in present day Jharkhand against both the British […]

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Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries: Indigo Rebellion (1859-60)

Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries:  Indigo Rebellion (1859-60) In post-1857 India we witness first of all a continuation of some of the earlier forms of protest against various oppressive aspects of colonial rule, the tribal and peasant movements being the foremost among them. But now these movements acquired some […]

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Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries: Rangpur Dhing (1783)

Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries:  Rangpur Dhing (1783) Background The peasants themselves often on their own initiative offered resistance to British rule. The Rangpur rebellion of 1783 in the northern districts of Bengal is an ideal example of such opposition. The acquisition of the right to collect Bengal’s territorial revenues […]

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Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries: Kol Rebellion (1832)

Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries:  Kol Rebellion (1832) Some of the peasant rebellions in pre-1857 India were participated exclusively by the tribal population whose political autonomy and control over local resources were threatened by the establishment of British rule and the advent of its non-tribal agents. The Bhils, for […]

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