Tribal Revolts in Bihar

Understanding Tribal Revolts in Bihar is crucial for upcoming government exams. These revolts reflect historical struggles, socio-economic conditions, and governance challenges in the region. Knowledge of these revolts aids in comprehending the complexities of tribal identities, land rights issues, and the dynamics of power in Bihar’s history. Moreover, it offers insights into the evolution of state policies towards tribal communities. Thus, familiarity with Tribal Revolts in Bihar enhances candidates’ grasp of historical contexts, contributing to better performance in government exams.

Tribal Revolts in Bihar

Revolts were mainly against the exploitation by Britishers in lieu of the tribal’s land ownership and also the transfer of land to outsiders.

The nature of such revolts was mostly localised as well as unorganised.

The Tribal Revolts of Bihar was started as early as the initial decades of the 19th Century.


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Important Tribal Revolts in Bihar

Name of the Revolt People Associated Year Nature and Objective
Ho and Munda Raja Parhat 1820, 1827, 1899, 1900, 1860-1920 Against Britishers new land revenue policy
Kol Budhu Bhagat 1831-32 Against transfer of land to outsiders
Bhumij Ganga Narayan 1832-33 Against land revenue policy of Britishers
Santhal Sidhu-Kanhu 1855-56 Against moneylenders, contractors etc.
Sapha Hor Revolt  Baba Bhagirath Manjhi, Lal Hembram & Paica Murmu 1870 Against restriction on religious sentiment
Munda Birsa Munda 1899-1900 Against alienation of tribal land
Tana Bhagat Jatra Bhagat 1914 Against landlord and contractors


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