Their resentment against British efforts to recruit unpaid tribal labour for
menial work, e.g. Revolts of Thadoe Kukis (1917–19), Koyas (1922–24), etc.
Their resentment against British efforts to suppress certain tribal traditions
and practices (infanticide, human sacrifices, etc.), e.g. Revolt of Khonds
Tribal Movements in 19th and 20th Centuries
Name of Area affected Year Leader(s) Course of the movement and consequences
Chuars Nanbhum 1768 Not Defiance of British authority by Chuars;
and & available suppression of the Revolt by the British through
Barabhum 1832 use of force as well as conciliatory measures.
Bhils Khandesh 1818 Not Beginning of revolt of Bhils with British
to available occupation of Khandesh (1818) and their
1848 defiance of British for 30 years; final suppression
through military operations combined with
Hos Singhbhum 1820, Not Occupation of Singhbhum by British and revolt
and Chota 1822 available of the Has (1820); its supression after extensive
Nagpur & military operations; their revolt again in 1832.
Kolis Sahyadri 1824, Not Repeated revolts of Kolis and their final
Hills 1828, available suppression after the capture of all their leaders.
(Gujarat and 1839
Khasis Khasi Hills 1829– Tirut Singh Unsuccessful attempts of the Khasis to drive
(Assam & 32 and Bar away the British from their territory; surrender of
Meghalaya) Manik all Khasi chiefs, including Triut Singh, to the
(Chiefs of British in 1832.
Singphos Assam 1830– Not Suppression of 1830 revolt by Captain Neufville;
39 available murder of Colonel White (British political Agent
of Assam) by Singphos in 1839 but their ultimate
defeat by British.
Kols Chota 1831– Buddho Suppression of the revolt after extensive military
Nagpur 32 Bhagat operations by British and death of Bhagat.