What was / were the common features of the peasants revolts in the 19th century of India?
1. Most of them were directed towards specific and limited objectives
2. Most of them were of local nature
3. Most of them were spontaneous
4. Most peasants were fighting to get land ownership
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [B] Only 1, 2 & 3

The first statement is correct. The peasants fought their own struggle, which was directed towards specific and limited objectives, not against colonial rule.
The second statement is also correct. Most of the peasant struggles of this phase were more of a local nature.
The third statement is also correct. The uprisings were mostly spontaneous and were a result of excessive and unbearable oppression.
The fourth statement is not correct. Most of the peasants were not fighting for land rights but were fighting because their very existence was under threat. They were well aware of their limitations.

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