Rampa Rebellion 1879

Rampa Rebellion of 1879 was a full scale rebellion against the British in the hill tracts of Vishakhapatnam against the oppressions of a Zamindar. The rebel was suppressed and a large number of people were sent to “Kala Pani”.

From the death of Aurangzeb in 1707, the rapid disintegration of the Mughal Empire had left the country in political confusion, till the complete establishment over it by the British. In 1858, India came under the central authority of the Crown and this was the “political unification” of the country after a long period. Now there was a uniform system of administration in place and Indian were brought under the British Law.

The assumption by the Queen Victoria of the direct government of India under the Crown in 1858, is the date which draws a single line as a whole between the ancient and modern India. The heat of the violent conflagration of 1857 had fused all the elements of the society and welded together the different parts of the country into a loose unity that became compact in the years to come. The 1858, accession of India marks the end of the long series of wars and that followed 50 years of tranquility. During this period, the role of the British Government was to occasionally punish the individual chiefs, and determining authoritatively on the conflicting claims to succession in the princely states.

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