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Santhal Rebellion (1855)
- Santhals were agrarian people who had settled in plains of Rajmahal hills of Jharkhand.
- They rose in revolt against the zamindars, police and money-lenders who subjected the peasants to oppressive exactions and dispossession of lands.
- The rebellion turned into an anti-British movement.
- Under Sidhu and Kanhu, two brothers, the Santhals proclaimed an end to Company rule, and declared the area between Bhagalpur and Rajmahal as autonomous.
- The rebellion was suppressed by 1856.