Modern History / Movements and Revolts
Tribal Uprisings in British India
There were many tribal uprisings in British India. The main reasons for most of the tribal rebellions were the British interference into
the customs of different tribes and intrusion of the British into the tribal areas.
Causes of Tribal Revolts in British India
- British objection to Shifting cultivation (Jhumming) as it was harder for the British government to calculate taxes. Every year ploughing lands used
to get changed due to Jhumming and it also lead to deforestation.
- Expansion of British rule over tribal India.
- Forcible conversion of the tribals by Christian Missionaries. Tribal movements were violent (bloody) in nature.
Tribal Revolts in British India
|Name of the Tribe
||Tirot Sing and Bormanik
||Revolted against Human Sacrifice Act
||Sidhu and Kanhu (Brothers)
||Against Dikus (non-tribals and outsiders)
||Against the Christian Missionaries
|Kukis and Nagas
||1917 - 1932
||Jadonang and later by his cousin Rani Gaidinliu