Modern History Simplified: Koya uprising in East Godavari (1880s)

  1. Koyas belong to east Godavari tract in present day Andhra Pradesh.
  2. They revolted against oppression by police and moneylenders, new regulations and denial of their customary rights over forest areas.
  3. They rose once again in 1879-80 under Tomma Sora.
  4. After the death of Tomma Sora, another rebellion was organised in 1886 by Raja Anantayyar.

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