How far were British agrigarian and tribal policies responsible for widespread discontentment in India? Explain with the help of examples.


The British agrarian and tribal policies responsible for discontentment in India as their policies taxed the peasants heavily which they could not afford at times. The life of the peasants was deteriorated due to this.

Their policies also lead to violation of the rights of tribal which they had over the forests. Due to this, the tribal were at times displaced from their habitat without any reason.

For example: Revolt by the khasi who lived in the khasi hills of north-west Assam took place in 1829 because construction of road through their land United many khasi chief against the English under the leadership of Barmanik and Tirut singh.