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#BirsaMunda on his Veergati Divas.

He is referred as Bhagavan by the Adivasis of his region.

Birsa was a  Tribal Leader, Freedom Fighter who died mysteriously under the British captivity.

Birsa not only fought against British but also against Christian
Missionaries, he knew how the Missionaries lured the poor tribals, make them slog in their farms and estates, paid them meager wages, and destroyed the forest wealth.

His profound knowledge about the forest terrains and also his Oratory skills was an advantage, he amassed
large number of tribals and inspired them to revolt against British, Missionaries and their puppets, The Zamindars.

His Guerrilla Warfare techniques gave headache for the British, they couldn't locate him as he used to skip them in the forests.

Finally he was captured in a
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#Thread : #BirsaMunda Punyatithi.

‘Abua raj seter jana, maharani raj tundu jana’ (Let the kingdom of the queen be ended and our kingdom be established),Birsa Munda a boy in his early twenties gave this slogan when he was uniting tribals to fight against British empire.
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Today is his 120th Punyatithi.
Born in 1875 in a small village of Lihatu, Bihar, Birsa was a rebel from his early days. After completing his primary education, he was sent to an English school in Chaibasa.
The school was run by British missionaries, where he saw how they treated the tribals and used their innocence to convert them into Christianity.
As he grew, he saw that the British exploited the tribals, snatched their lands and made them work like cattle.
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Today is the Jayanti of Bhagavan Birsa Munda who led a tribal uprising against the British rule in Jharkhand, only tribal leader whose portrait hangs in Central Hall of Parliament and whose Jayanti is celebrated as #JharkhandDay #BirsaMunda #BirsaMundaJayanti Image
One of the more ignored aspects of the Indian freedom struggle has been the various tribal revolts that broke out against the British rule. Tribals were prohibited from cutting trees for firewood, their traditional Podu cultivation was banned.
They were often exploited by contractors who used them as labor for building roads in those areas. Many protests broke out in the tribal areas of Eastern Indian, notably Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Western Odisha, Bengal, one of the more famous one was that of Birsa Munda
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#TodayInHistory Bhagavan Birsa Munda dies in a prison in Ranchi of cholera in 1900. Though many believe that the British actually executed him. A true son of the soil, only tribal leader whose portrait hangs in Central Hall of Parliament.
One of the more ignored aspects of the Indian freedom struggle has been the various tribal revolts that broke out against the British rule. Tribals were prohibited from cutting trees for firewood, their traditional Podu cultivation was banned.
They were often exploited by contractors who used them as labor for building roads in those areas. Many protests broke out in the tribal areas of Eastern Indian, notably Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Western Odisha, Bengal, one of the more famous one was that of Birsa Munda
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Birsa Munda was a folk hero and a tribal freedom fighter hailing from the Munda tribe. He was a spearhead behind the Millenarian movement that arose in the Bihar and Jharkhand belt in the early 19th century under the British colonisation.

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Munda rallied the tribals to fight against the forceful land grabbing carried out by the British government which would turn the tribals into bonded labourers and force upon them abject poverty.

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Known as the Earth Father, #BirsaMunda stressed the need of the tribals to study their own religion and not forget their cultural roots. He influenced his people to realise the importance of owning their land and asserting their right upon them. Image
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