Major Revolt and Uprisings under British Rule
After the battle of Plassey in 1757, the political control of the East India Company increased and by the end of the eighteenth century, the British emerged as the main power in India.
As the Company gained in political sphere it became imperative to introduce and implement policies in the fields of land revenue, law and order, and set-up an administration.
These changes led to dislocation in the socio-cultural, economic and political life of the people.
The subsequent turmoil led to outbreak of rebellion in different parts of the country.
Rebellions were not confined to the later period of the British Empire but were a constant feature of it from its very beginning, culminated in to the revolt of 1857.
The Anandamath a Bengali fiction, written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and published in 1882 is inspired by the Sannyasi Rebellion.
|Sannyasi Revolt||1736-1800||Bihar & Bengal||Kenna Sarkar|
|Fakir Revolt||1776-1777||Bengal||Majnu Shah|
|Chuar Rebellion||1776-1816||Bengal||Durjan Singh|
|Vellore mutiny||1806||Vellore, Tamil Nadu||-|
|Paika Rebellion||1817||Odisha||Bakshi Jagabandhu|
|Faraizi movement||1818||Bengal||Haji Shariatullah and son - Dadu Miyan|
|Baghera Rebellion||1818||Vadodara, Gujarat||-|
|Bhil Rebellion||1818||Khandesh, Maharastra||Govind Guru|
|Wahabi movement||1820||Patna, Bihar||Syed Ahmed Barelvi|
|Hoz revolt||1820-21||Bihar||Nat Turner|
|Ramosi Revolt-I||1822-1829||Maharashtra||Chittur Singh|
|Barrackpore mutiny||1824||Barrackpore, West Bengal||Sepoy BindeeTiwary|
|Ramosi Revolt-II||1825-1826||Western Ghats, Maharashtra||Vasudev Balwant Phadke|
|Pagal Panthi Revolt||1825-1827||Assam||by "Garos", Karam Shah|
|Kol Revolt||1831-1831||Chhota Nagpur||Buddhu Bhagat|
|Gadkari rebellion||1844||Kolhapur, Maharashtra||Daji Krishna Pandit|
|Santhal Rebellion||1855-1856||Jharkhand||four Murmu brothers Sidhu, Kanhu, Chand and Bhairav.|
|Indigo Rebellion||1859-1860||Bihar & Bengal||Digambar Biswas, Bishnu Biswas|
|Kuka Movement||1872||Punjab||Guru Ram Singh|
|Pabna Uprisings||1873-1876||Pabna, Bengal||Ishan Chandra Roy|
|Kherwar movement||1874||-||Bhagirath Manjhi|
|Munda Rebellion (Ulgulan revolt)||1899-1900||Ranchi, Jharkhand||Birsa Munda (Dharti Aaba)|
|Tana Bhagat Movement||1914-1915||Chhota Nagpur||Jatra Bhagat, Turia Bhagat|
|Moplah riots||1920-1922||Malabar, Kerala||Ali Musliyar|
|Tebhaga movement||1946-1947||Bengal||Kamparam, Bhavan Singh|
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