Birsa Movement was led by Birsa Munda in areas of modern Bihar and Jharkhand The Mundas were the frustrated tribal people who resorted. Though he lived a short span of life, Birsa Munda is known to have In recognition of his impact on the nationals movement, the state of. Birsa Munda National Institute of Tribal Research, Rourkela Birsa Munda is an outstanding representative of one such movement in late 19th century in.

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This movwment followed the pattern of the Sardar agitation which turned to the Roman Catholic mission, seeking support for their claims, and the, disappointed, returned to the old faith.

Though he had no symptoms of cholera, the British declared he died of cholera. In the name of Birsa Munda. On March 3,he was arrested, along with his tribal guerrilla army, by the British troops in Jamkopai forest, Chakradharpur.

The Mundas had been living in the Chotanagpur plateau for more than years and are one of the most ancient settlers in this land. Views Read Edit View history. Archived from the original on 21 April Remember me on this computer. From there the family moved to Bamba where Birsa’s elder sister Champa was born followed by Birsa himself. Folklore refers to his rolling and playing in sand and dust with his friends, and his growing up strong and handsome in looks; he grazed sheep in the forest of Bohonda.

Archived from the original on 27 August Birsa Munda and his Movement The British colonial system intensified the bisa of the tribal agrarian system into feudal state. The sardar agitation in which Birsa was thus caught up put mudna stamp of its anti-missionary and anti-Government character on his mind.


Faced with daily hunger, Birsa fled to the forests. movfment

The districts around Ranchi is still the stronghold of santhals. During the period he had a spell of experience movemeent of a young man munca his age and looks. About tribal people were arrested of which one was given with capital punishment, 39 were awarded for transportation for life and 23 people for 14 years jail. Long before, V I Lenin formulated the concept of Right of Nations to Self-Determination, Birsa Munda, had set out a theme for self-determination of one of the largest sub-nationalitiesJharkhand movemennt land of the Adivasis or Jharkhandis.

Merchants from Calcutta started trading along the river Bhagirathi. While on a sojourn in the neighbourhood of village Sankara in Singhbhum, he found suitable companion, presented her parents with jewels and explained to her his idea of marriage. His simple system of offering was directed against the church which levied a tax.

His early life could not have been very different from that of an average Munda child. The Mundas, Oraons, and Kharias flocked to Chalkad to see the new prophet and to be cured of there ills. The British retaliated and brought in the armed police.

Birsa Munda – Wikipedia

His family belonged to the ethnic tribal community known as Munda and moved from one place to another before settling in Chalkad, where he spent his early childhood. He stayed with the Birwa for three years. Subsequently British forces attacked heavily on Munda warriors congregated at ” Dumbari Hill ” and made indiscriminate firing like that of “Jaliyan Wala Bagh ” and killed several hundred people.

People say, actually Birsa was buried under the bridge In there was no bridge.

Birsa Movement

Eventually, he came across as a god-man figure to the tribal people who mudna his blessings. Birsa Munda Vidyapitha, Rourkela. Another rather well-known woman who stayed with Birsa was Sali of Burudih.


To the twin challenges of agrarian breakdown and culture change Birsa along with the Munda responded through a series of revolts and uprising under his leadership. Lacking a clear-cut anti-feudal, anti-imperialist ideology, and an inadequate military strategy, that struggle failed; but today, fired with Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought and a definite military line, the armed struggle advances.

But by birsx, the authority of the old Munda or Oraon chiefs had been almost entirely annulled by that of the farmers, introduced by the landlords. Birsa Munda and his Movements By- Samuel Tupud The legendary hero of the tribals of Jharkhand, Birsa Bhagawan created history by playing a role of saviour, protector of tribal culture, defender of tribal administrative structure and economic system.

His movement was significant in two ways.

On his release he organised several meetings, declaring that the Mundas should put an end to the kingdom of demons the British. And the concept of one God appealed to his people who found his religion and economical relig healer, a miracle- worker, and a preacher spread, out of all proportion to the facts.

The British came with their forest, land movwment other laws and stripped the tribals of their natural rights.

Birsa died the same year in captivity, some say of cholera while others say in prison torment. Many of the wounded were buried alive.

The British officials procured these output at very low prices, often bartering with just salt, tobacco and clothes. Many British fled the region. He went to school at Salga, run by one Jaipal Nag.