- The British government imposed restrictions on visits to holy places by Sanyasis. The Sanyasis retaliated by organizing raids on the Company’s factories. This revolt was contained by Warren Hastings.
- The Ho and Munda tribesmen of Chhotanagpur challenged the Company’s forces and the area remained disturbed till 1837.
Kol Mutiny (1831)
- The Kols of Chhotanagpur, under the leadership of Budho Bhagat, revolted against the large-scale transfer of land from Kol headmen (Mundas) to outsiders like Sikh and Muslim farmers.
Kandh Uprising (1837-56)
- The Kandhs retaliated under Chakra Bisoi against the British efforts to put an end to the Kandh practice of human sacrifice (Mariah).
Santhal Uprising (1854)
- The Santhals of Rajmahal Hills under Sidhu and Kanhu Murmu rose up against the oppression by revenue officials, police, moneylenders, landlords and outsiders (Diku). A separate district of Santhal Parganas was created by the Government to pacify the Santhals.
Ahom Revolt (1828)
- The British attempt to incorporate the Ahom territories in the Company’s dominion sparked off a rebellion under the leadership of Gomdhar Konwar.
- Finally Government handed over Upper Assam to Maharaja Purandar Singh Narendra and part of the kingdom was restored to the Assamese king.
- The East India Company wanted to build a road linking the Brahmaputra valley with Sylhet. For this purpose a large number of labourers from the plains were brought to the hilly region between Garo and Jaintia.
- The Khasis, Garos, Khamptis and Singhopos organized themselves under Tirath Singh to drive away the strangers. The rising was suppressed by the British by 1833.
Pagal Panthis (1825-40)
- Karam Shah was the founder of the Pagal Panth, a semireligious sect.
- Tipu, the politically motivated son of Karam Shah, captured Sherepur in 1825 and assumed royal power.
Faraizi Revolt (1838-1857)
- The Faraizis were the followers of a Muslim sect founded by Haji Shariat-Ullah of Faridpur in Eastern Bengal. He organized his followers with an aim to expel the English intruders from Bengal.
- The Mundas of Chhotnagpur rose under Birsa Munda against the intrusion of jagirdars, thikadars (revenue farmers) and moneylenders. The revolt was also known as “Ulgulan”.
- The Bhils of Khandesh revolted under the leadership of Sewaram in 1817-19 against the East India Company, fearing agrarian hardships under the new regime.
Cutch Rebellion (1819)
- The British interfered in an internal matter and disposed the Cutch ruler Rao Bharamal in favour of his infant.
- Rao Bharamal reorganized the revolt against the British to recapture the power.
Ramosi Uprisings (1822-1829)
- The Ramosis hill tribes of the Western Ghats rose under Chittur Singh and plundered the country around Satara to overthrow the British pattern of administration.
Revolt of Raja of Vizianagaram
- The East India Company demanded a tribute of three lakh rupees from the Raja and also asked him to disband his troops. The Raja supported by his subjects rose up in revolt.
- The Poligars of Dindigal and Malabar rose up against the oppressive land revenue system under the British during 1801-06.
- The tribesmen of Rampa in coastal Andhra revolted in March 1879 against the depredations of governmentsupported Mansabdar and the new restrictive forest regulations.
- The Kuka Movement was founded in 1840 by Bhagat Jawahar Lal (also called Sian Saheb) in western Punjab. After the British took the Punjab, the movement transformed from a religious purification campaign to a political one.