Birth anniversary of tribal leader Tilka Manjhi
16th Feb, 2022
The Nation is remembering revolutionary freedom fighter and tribal leader Tilka Manjhi on his 272nd birth anniversary.
About Tilka Manjhi:
- The first Tribal revolt in India was led by Baba Tilka Majhi in 1784.
- It was the result of a great famine in 1770 and the court of director’s orders.
- In January 1784, Tilka attacked 29 year old Cleveland with bows and arrows in which Cleveland died.
- Tilka Manjhi disappeared in the Tilapore forest and started guerilla war against British.
- The British army surrounded the forest, but he and his men held the enemy at bay for several weeks before he was caught in 1785.
- Tilka Manjhi’s fight against the British colonial power was the first in a long series of Tribal resistance in this region.
- It was followed by
- Bhumij Revolt in Manbhum in 1798
- Chero Uprising in Palamau (1810)
- Munda uprising in Tamar (1819-1820)
- Kol rebellion (1833)
- Second Bhumij Revolt (1834)
- Santhal Hool (1855)