1765: Onset of British Rule in Jharkhand (Part-I)

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In 1765 Shah Alam II granted the Dewani (zamindari rights) of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa to the East India Company. At that time Jharkhand was part of Bihar subah (province); thus the zamindari rights of Jharkhand all came directly under British Colonizers. 
On the onset British Colonizers made their governance policies on Jharkhand, crystal clear to all the concerned parties. British Colonizers’ policies in plain simple terms meant not only the total subjugation of a Jharkhand area, but also the assessment of the total province for collection of often-exorbitant land revenue from the hapless farmers of the plateau area.
Soon the British Colonizers learned about the enormity of the obstacles that awaited them in Jharkhand. The people of Jharkhand comprising primarily of various tribes were certainly a hardy and were of different mindset from their brethren in the plains. The advent of British in the Jharkhand witnessed successive bloody rebellions right from the initial days of the foundation of the British-rule in this part of the country.

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