About Post
Title :
Tilka Manjhi Birth Anniversary
Objective :
To let the people know about the first freedom fighter of India, Tilka Manjhi.
Colour Scheme :
Brown, the colour of soil; represents the rural or adivasi life of India, in general.
Focus I :
The profile pic of Tilka Manjhi.
Focus II :
The scene, where Tilka Manjhi gethering his colleagues to fight with British.
Misc. :
Baba Tilka Manjhi (or Jabra paharia) was the first Adivasi leader who took up arms against the British in the 1784, around 100 years before Mangal Pandey. He organized the Adivasis to form an armed group to fight against the resource grabbing and exploitation of British.
Date :
11th February
Related to :
Birth Anniversary of Tilka Manjhi, first freedom fighter of India.
Connect Date :
11 February 1750
Connect Place :
Sultanganj, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
Special 1:
The year 1784 is considered as the first armed rebellion against the British and was the beginning of Paharia. Baba Tilka Majhi attacked Augustus Cleveland, British commissioner [lieutenant], and Rajmahal with a Gulel (a weapon similar to slingshot) who died later. The British surrounded the Tilapore forest from which he operated but he and his men held them at bay for several weeks. Tilka Manjhi was finally caught in 1784, he was tied to the tail of a horse and dragged all the way to the collector's residence at Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. There, his lacerated body was hung from a Banyan tree.
More Info :
A statue to him was erected at the spot where he was hanged, after Indian independence, which is nearby residence of S.P. Bhagalpur and named after him. Also the Bhagalpur University was renamed after him - Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University. Another statue was established in dumka town, Jharkhand.
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