Modern History Simplified: Santhal Rebellion (1855) – Rajmahal Hills

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

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