Tribal revolts in India before independence

Following is the list of tribal revolts 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.

Year/DurationTribeRegionLeadersReason
1766-72ChuarNanabhum abd BarabhumRaja JagannathBengal famine and excess revenue demand
1774-79HalbaBastaragainst Brish and Marathas
1778Pahariya SardarChota NagpurBritish rule
1812KurichyaWayanad, Keralaagainst british occupation of Wayanad
1817-19BhilKhandeshSewaramAgrarian hardship
1820HoBritish occupation of Singhbhum
1822RamosiChittur Singh, Pratap Singh, Dattaraya PatkarBritish rule
1824KoliSahayadri HillsDismantle of forests
1828-33AhomGomadhar KunwarBritish occupation of the region
1829-32KhasiKhasi HillsTiruth SinghBritish occupation of the region
1831-32KolBuddhu BhagatTransfer of lands to outsiders
1850KondOrissaChief Chakra Bisoi
1855-56SanthalRajmahal HillsSidhu and KanhuBritish rule; They claimed supernatural power
1858NaikdaPanchmahal, GujaratRup Singh
1862KoyaAndhra Pradeshagainst tribal landlords "Muttader"
1867-68 ; 1891Bhuyan and JuangRatna Nayak; Dharni Nayak
1882Kacha NagaCacher, AssamSambhudenBritish intervention
1899Munda(Ulugulan)Chota NagpurBirsa MundaForced labour, missionary activities and land system
1913BhilBanswara and DurgapurGovinda GuruPurification
1914Oraon(Tana Bhagat)Chota NagpurJatra BhagatReligious reasons
1921-22ChenchuNallamala HillsHanumanthuBritish control of forests
1922-24Koya/RampaRampa, Andhra PradeshAlluri Sitaram RajuBritish rule
1932NagaJadunang(1905-31) and later Rani Gaidinliu
1941Gond and KolamAdilabad, TelanganaBritish rule