Peasant movements before independence of India

 

Peasant movement is a social movement involved with the agricultural policy. Peasant movement in India arose during the British colonial period, when economic policies characterised in the ruin of traditional handicrafts, change of ownership and overcrowding of land, and massive debt and impoverishment of peasantry.

Following is the list of peasant movements arose in India before independence. This list will help you in various competitive exams such as UPSC, State level services, CDS, NDA, SSC, Railways etc.

MovementYearPlaceLeaders
Indigo Revolt1859BengalBishnu and Digambar Biswas
Pabna Movement1870BengalIshwar Roy, Khoodi Mullah, Sabu Pal
Deccan Riots1875Maharashtra
Ramosi Movement1879MaharashtraVasudev Balwant Phadke
Bijolia Movement1913RajasthanSitaram Das, Vijay Pathak Singh
Champaran Movement1917BiharGandhi
Kheda Movement1918GujaratGandhi and Vallabh bhai Patel
Moplah Movement1921KeralaSayyad Ali and Sayyid Fazl
Bordoli Movement1928GujaratVallabh bhai Patel
Tebhaga Movement1946BengalKamparan Singh and Nyamat Ali
Punnapra-Waylar Movement1946Kerala
Telangana Movement1946Andhra PradeshKumaraiya and Sundaraiya
Up Kisan Sabha1918Uttar PradeshIndra Narayan Dwivedi, Gauri Shankar Mishra
Avadh Kisan Sabha1920Uttar PradeshBaba Ramchandra
Eka Movement1921AvadhMadari Pasi
Forest Satyagrah1931South IndiaN V Rama Naidu, N G Ranga
All India Kisan Sabha1936LucknowSahajananda Saraswati