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List of Tribal Revolt in Bihar

15-NOV-2016 17:38

    The Tribal Revolts of Bihar were mostly unorganised, localised and periodic which were mainly against Britishers exploitative relation with tribes and tribal land and also transfer of land to outsiders. Here, we are giving the list of ‘Tribal Revolt of Bihar’ along with date, people who were associated with the revolt and nature & objective as well.


    List of Tribal Revolt in Bihar

    Name of Revolts

    Description of Revolt

    Ho and Munda Uprisings

    Date: 1820, 1827, 1899, 1900, 1860-1920

    People associated with revolt : Raja Parhat

    Nature & Objective: Against British rulers, local money-lenders and Zamindars.

    Kol Uprisings

    Date: 1831-32

    People associated : Budhu Bhagat, Vinda Rai and Surga Munda

    Nature & Objective: Against expansion of British rule on Kol land and transfer of their land to outsiders like Sikh and Muslim farmers.

    Bhumij Revolt

    Date: 1832-1833

    People associated : Ganga Narayan

    Nature & Objective: Against land revenue policy of Britishers.

    Santhal Uprising

    Date: 1855-56

    People associated : Sidhu, Kanhu, Bhairo & Chand

    Nature & Objective: Against the exploitative Zamindars and moneylenders.

     Sapha Hor Revolt

    Date: 1870

    People associated : Baba Bhagirath Manjhi, Lal Hembram & Paica Murmu

    Nature &  Objective : Against restriction on religious sentiment

    Munda Revolt

    Date: 1899-1900

    People associated : Birsa Munda

    Nature &  Objective : Against alienation of tribal land due to Forest Regulation Act of 1865

    Tana Bhagat Movement

    Date: 1914

    People associated : Oraon started the movement and Jatra Bhagat was the main leader

    Nature & Objective: Against moneylenders and contractors.

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