Modern History Simplified: First Rampa Rebellion (1880) –  Hill tracts of Visakhapatnam

  1. Rampa tribes belong to the hill tracts of Visakhapatnam.
  2. The Madras government introduced a law making toddy tapping illegal and introducing a toddy tax, this wouldn’t have been a great deal to the Hill tribes, but toddy tapping was part of their culture.
  3. This led to a full-scale rebellion in early 1879.
  4. In the aftermath of the rebellion, various conciliatory measures were adopted by the British government.

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