All-India List of Tribal Revolts in Chronological Order (1778 to 1971)

Year

Revolt

1778

Revolt of the Pahariya Sirdars of restless Bihar against the British Government.

1784-1785

Koli disturbances (Maharashtra) at the instigation of a Rani of Jawahar.

1789

Revolt in Tamar of Chota Nagpur.

1794-1795

Revolt in Tamar of Chota Nagpur.

1795-1800

Revolt of the Chuari Movement in Bihar.

1798

Panchet estate sale revolt.

1801

Tamar revolt in Bihar.

1803

Kova uprising in the Rampa area of the East Godavari Agency, Andhra Pradesh.

1807

Chota Nagpur Tribal revolts.

1808

Chota Nagpur Tribal revolts.

1809-1828

Bhil revolt in Gujarat.

1811, 1817, 1820

Bihar Agrarian Tribal revolts.

1818

The Koli revolt (Maharashtra) after a conspiracy.

1816-1824

Burmese invasions of Assam and their reign of terror.

1824-1826

First Burmese war against the Burmese occupation of Assam in which the British first espoused Assam's cause and after defeating Burmese, usurped Assam.

1825

Singphos attacked and set fire to the British magazine at Sadiya.

1827

Mishmis murdered explorer Wilcox.

1828

First revolt of Assam tribes against the British under Gomdhar Konwar who was defeated by Lt. Rutherford.

1828

Singhpho's Chief attacked Sadiya with 3000 tribal warriors.

1829

Revolt of Khasis of Assam.

4-4-1829

Teerut Singh (Assam) massacred the British generals and their Indian Sepoys.

13-1-1833

Teerut Singh's surrender.

March, 1834

Teerut Singh's death.

1831-1832

The Great Kol insurrection.

1820, 1832, 1867

Munda revolts in Bihar.

1832-23

The Kherwar rising under the leadership of Bhagorath in Bihar.

Hazari Bagh rising of Kherwar-leader Dubia Gossaian-Bihar. Phatel Singh of Palmau was later risings' leader in Bihar.

1834-1841

Lushais (Assam) raid British subjects.

1835

Daflas of NEFA (Assam) raided British Plain's subjects and British took to reprisals to avenge.

1835

Raja of Jaintia Hills (Assam) was deposed by the British owing to his anti-British activities, and given a pension.

1836

Mishmis (Assam) killed botanist Griffith suspecting his intentions.

1838

Naik revolt in Gujarat.

1839-1843

Khampti (Assam) rising.

1839

Khamptis attacked and killed the British Agent, Adam White and 80 other officers and soldiers.

1842

British annex Sadiya and Muttock country in Assam.

1842

Captain Blunt's troops attacked by BastarGonds. Blunt had to withdraw.

1842

Lushais (Assam) raided the British territory of Arakan, Sylhet and defeated the British forces.

1843

Singpho Chief Nirang Phidu attacked the British garrison and killed several soldiers.

1844

Lushais attack Manipuri villagers and massacred taking 20 heads as trophies.

Reprisal by the British followed. Lushai leader Lal Sukla arrested and transported for life.

1846

Bhil revolt under Kuwar Jivo Vasavo in Gujarat.

1849

Kadma Singpho attacked British villages in Assam and was captured.

1850

Lushais were punished by the British raid under colonel Lister.

1850

Revolt of Chakra Bisoyi, the Kondh tribal leader in Orissa.

1854

Kachari chief in North Kachari hills of Assam submitted and permitted the British to annex his territory.

1855

The revolt of the Santals in Bihar.

1855

Eden's punitive expedition against Mushmis to avenge their killing of 2 Missionaries.

1858

Naikdas' revolt againt the British in Gujarat.

1857-1858

Bhil revolt (Gujarat) under the leadership of Bhagoji Naik and Kajar Singh.

7-9-1857

Revolt of Maniram Dewan and Saring Raja of Assam, their arrest by the British Government.

1860

Lushai Chief raided-British Tripura and killed 186 British subjects.

1860-1862

Revolt of Syntengs of Jaintia Hills.

1861

The Phulaguri uprising of tribal peasants.

1861

The Juang revolt in Orissa.

1862

Syntengs of Jaintia Hills revolt.

1862

Andhra Agency Koya tribal revolt against Muttadars (Petty tribal Zamindars) and their supporters, the British.

March, 1867

Sentinel Islanders (Andaman group) attacked Humphrey.

1868

Naiks' revolt under Joria's leadership in Gujarat.

1868-1869

Revolt of the Raig-mels of Kamrup and Darrang.

1869

Final peace between the British and the Singphos.

1869-1870

Dhanbad Santal unrest (Bihar) against Raja of Tundi subsequently settles by Colonel Dalton.

1871-1872

Treaty signed between Lushais and British.

1872-1873

Daflas quelled by British military: expedition.

1879

Naga revolt.

1879

Andhra Agency Koya revolt against Muttadars and the British.

1880

Koya's revolt under Tammandora's leadership Malkangiri, Orissa.

7-8-1883

Sentinel islanders attack Humphrey (Andamans).

1889

Sardari (Munda leaders) agitation against the British Government.

1891

Manipur revolt led by Tikendrajit Singh against the British.

1892

Eastern Lushais rising against the British.

27-8-1895

Birsa Munda's arrest.

1811

Bastar tribal uprising.

1913, 1914, 1920, 1921

Tana Bhagat rebellion in Bihar.

1822

Rampa rebellion of Koyas under Alluri Sree Rama Raju against the British.

1932

Rani Guidallo's Naga non-Christian revolt (Assam).

1941

Gond and Kolam revolt against the British Government, in Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh, led by Bhimu.

1942

Lakshmana Naik's Koraput revolt in Orissa.

1942-1945

Revolts against Jap occupation army by the Tribes of Andaman group of islands.

1963-1971

Naga revolt.

1966-1971

Mizo revolt.

1956-1958

Warli revolt (Maharashtra).

1967-1971

Naxalite revolt.

Source: Raghavaiah, V, 1996 (2nd ed), Tribal Revolts, Andhra Rashtra Adimjati Sevak Sangh, Nellore (1st ed 1971).