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GokhaleThe Indian Moderates and the British Raj$
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B. R. Nanda

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195647518

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.001.0001

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Ferment in Maharashtra

Ferment in Maharashtra

(p.9) 2 Ferment in Maharashtra

B. R. Nanda

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This chapter focuses on uprisings against the British in Maharashtra during the nineteenth century. The first uprising occurred in 1844 at Kolhapur, where the garrison, provoked by an Anglophile but unscrupulous minister, refused to pay revenue. Thirteen years after this short-lived insurrection came the revolt of 1857, which shook the foundations of the British rule in northern India. The echoes of the Mutiny were heard in Kolhapur on 31 July 1857, when about 200 men of the 27th Native Infantry plundered the treasury and attacked the living quarters of British officers. The last armed revolt, twenty-two years after the Mutiny, was led not by a member of the princely order, but by an obscure Brahman youth by the name of Wasudeo Balwant Phadke.

Keywords:   British rule, Maharashtra, uprisings, Kolhapur, revolt of 1857, Mutiny, 27th Native Infantry, Wasudeo Balwant Phadke

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