Other Tribal Revolts

Kutch Rebellion 1819

The people in Kutch rose against the British when in 1819, they deposed Rao Bharmal and placed his infant son on the throne. The masses got violent and the British had to opt for conciliation.

Other Revolts of West India

  • Waghera Revolt : 1820
  • Ramosi Revolt : 1825-26 under Chittur Singh around Satara Area of Maharashtra
  • Satara Revolt : Under Dhar Rao in 1840. This was a follow up of the Ramosi revolt because the ruler of Satara Pratap Singh was deposed by the British.
  • Bundela Revolt: In 1842 Under Madhukar Shah. The revolt was subdued and Madhukar Shah was executed.
  • Gadkari Revolt: It took place in Kolhapur area.
  • Naikada Revolt: Naikada Revolt took place under Roop Singh and Joria Bhagat.

    Revolt under Vasudev Balwant Phadke

    A revolt was led by Vasudev Balwant Phadke in 1877-78 in the Vashi & Panvel area of Maharashtra.

  • Phadke is known as father of the armed struggle for India’s independence.

    He created a group called Ramoshi, which was the group of Ramoshis, Kolis, Bhils and Dhangars communities in Maharashtra and the actually the “organized political dacoits“. He was captured and imprisoned in 1879 and died in 1883.

    Uprisings in Karnataka

    The “Doctrine of lapse” gave rise to dissent and resistance from princely states across the country. Major centers prior to 1857 were under Kittur Chennamma, Sangolli Rayanna in 1830s. The centres of uprising were Supa, Bagalkot, Shorapur, Nargund and Dandeli. These rebellions – which coincided with the 1857 war of independence – were led by Mundargi Bhimarao, Bhaskar Rao Bhave, the Halagali Bedas, Raja Venkatappa Nayaka and others.

    Rebel by Velu Thampi Dalawa 1806

    Dalwa means Prime Minister. Velu Thampi Dalawa was the Prime Minister of the local Raja of Travancore between 1802 and 1809. He rose in rebellion against the proposed reduction in the allowances, under the subsidiary alliance treaty with the Travancore. He raised the army known as Nair Batallion. The Rebellion was quelled with a large army of the British.

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