1765: Onset of British Rule in Jharkhand-II

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For every inch of the land tribal fought relentlessly against the British Army and they were loathsome in accepting defeat against the advancing British Army in Jharkhand.

Therefore,we find that although the British Army subdued Marathas, Afghans, Sikhs, Pathans and so many powerful communities of Indian sub-continent but they had to contend with a restricted over-lordship of course, not on all but some of the tribes which was possible because they were brave and fought many battle against the British colonizers right from the start of the grant of Dewani. Especially the period of 1795-1800 witnesses the trial of strength between the British forces and the tribal people.

Chauri Larai (1795-1800)
It was Thakur Bhola Nath of Tamar who was the leader of these people who fought against the new British Authority. The whole Chotanagpur rose in revolt and the tribals in thousands fought against the British army in Midnapur, Koelpal,Dhadka, Ghatshila, Jhalda, Silli, Tamar and adjoining areas.
These outbreaks were popular risings of the tribal people led by their Jagirdars, zamindar and their traditional leaders like Mundas, Mankis and other traditional leaders. Sons of the soil, landed gentry, ghatwars and general people all helped Thakur Bholanath and his other associates in his first war of liberation of Chotanagpur. It will go down in history as the mighty efforts of one of the earliest fighters for freedom in this country. The British Colonizers got the bitter-taste of things to come in the following years in Jharkhand region.

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