Begun Peasant Movement

Begun Peasant Movement

Bijolia movement inspired the peasants of other feudatories. While, the authorities managed to crush the peasants movement of almost all other feudatories, the jagir of Begun stood as exception. The Begun Peasant Movement also resisted for a long time and ultimately they got an agreement similar to the second phases of Bijolia peasant movement. Begun was a neighbouring Jagir of BijoIia and the majority of peasants were also from Dhakar caste. Continue Reading

Rajput Rebellion – 1708

Rajput Rebellion of 1708

The three Rajput Raja’s of Amber, Udaipur and Jodhpur made a joint resistance to the Mughals. The alliance defeated and expelled the Mughals from Rajputana. Bahadur Shah I was forced to sign truce with Rajputana restoring Ajit Singh and Jai Singh to the Mughal Service. Background of the Rebellion: Bahadur Shah I had dethorned Ajit Singh of Jodhpur & Jai Singh II of Amer. Meanwhile, Amar Singh II of Mewar Continue Reading

Bijolia Peasant Movement

Bijoliya Bijolia Peasant Movement

Bijolia was ‘‘A” class Jagir of the Udaipur State with a population of about 1200 in 1891. The majority of peasants in Bijolia belonged to Dakan Gotra of the Jats. The Bijolia peasant movement may be divided into three main phases. The first phase between 1897-1915 was marked by a spontaneous movement which was advanced by local leadership. The second phase between 1915-1923 marked a new state of consciousness among Continue Reading

Bheel Movements of Rajasthan

Bheel Movements of Rajasthan

The Bheels (Bhils) were the first to raise a movement against princely feudalism and British imperialism in Rajasthan. Majority of Bheels inhabited the princely states of Mewar (Udaipur), Banswara, Dungarpur,  and Sirohi of Rajputana. Before the British rule, Bheels were enjoying undisturbed forest rights. In 1818, the States of Mewar, Dungarpur, Banswara concluded treaties with the British power and new order was established. The Bheels revolted in 1818 against this new Continue Reading

1680: Battle of Udaipur and Aravalli Hills

Battle of Udaipur

In 1680, Mughal ruler Aurangzeb attacked Mewar, result of which, multiple battles took place in Aravalli region, major being battle of Udaipur. While Aurangzeb plundered the city of Udaipur destroying temples & forts, eventually, Rana Raj Singh of Mewar and Durga Das Rathore were able to defeat the enemy. Background of the Battles of Aravalli Hills Rana Raj Singh I mounted the throne of Mewar in 1654 A.D. (Wikipedia 1652). Continue Reading