When People Rebel 1857 and After – Class 8 History Notes

The peasants and the sepoys In the countryside, peasants and zamindars resented the high taxes and the rigid methods of revenue collection. Many failed to pay back their loans to the moneylenders and gradually lost the lands they had tilled for generations. The Indian sepoys in the employ of the Company also had reasons for … Read more

When People Rebel Class 8 – The Company Fights Back

Unnerved by the scale of the upheaval, the Company decided to repress the revolt with all its might. It brought reinforcements from England, passed new laws so that the rebels could be convicted with ease, and then moved into the storm centers of the revolt. Delhi was recaptured from the rebel forces in September 1857. … Read more

Who Was Birsa Munda? Tribal, Dikus and the Vision of a Golden Age

Through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, tribal groups in different parts of the country rebelled against the changes in-laws, the restrictions on their practices, the new taxes they had to pay, and the exploitation by traders and moneylenders. The Kols rebelled in 1831-32, Santhals rose in revolt in 1855, the Bastar Rebellion in central India … Read more

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