Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Resistance against the British (contd-5)

The Khasis living in the areas between  the Garo and Jayantia hills broke out into open rebellion in 1783.
Four years later, the Khasis of Laur, joined the hill tribes raided an extensive area and killed nearly 300 people. In 1795 and again in 1825, about the time of the Burmese War, they committed depridations, and after the British occupations of he Assam Valley the Khasis made repeated incursions.
Khonds of Orissa broke out into open revolt in 1846, when measures were taken to suppress the customary human sacrifice and female infanticide which prevailed among them.
The Bills in the Khandesh and neighbouring hilly areas rose into revolt in 1818 and 1819, probably at the instigation of Triimbakji, the rebel Diwan of Peshwa Baji Rao II . There were many outbreaks in 1820-1825, 1831 and 1846.
The Mers in Rajputana resisted for long all attempts of the British to bring them under control.A general insurrection broke out in 1820.
The Jats living in the Hariana, immediately to the west of Delhi, came under the British supremacy as a result of the Second Maratha War (1803-1805). But they put up an obstinate resistance and there was a revolt in Biswani in 1809. The reported failure of the British in the first Burmese War led to a more formidable rebillion in 1824.The insurgents , consisting of Jats, Mewatis, and bhattis, plundered Government property and proclaimed that the Brirish authority was at an end.
The Kolis were predatory tribes operating in a large area from the borders of Cutch to the Western Ghats. They broke out into rebellion in 1824 and committed various excesses.In 1839 their insurrection took a more serious turn.
The Santals, a primitive   but very industrious people (1855-56) revolted against the British rule.