Published on: October 15, 2022
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The Ministry of Culture released the third Comic book on stories of 20 Tribal Freedom Fighters at Tiranga Utsav celebration in New Delhi.
- Tana Bhagat Movement (1914-1920) was a movement in Chhotanagpur area of British India against the policies of the local British authorities and exploitative business practices of local zamindars, mostly by Oraon people.
- The population opposed the taxes imposed on them by the British colonial administration, staging a Satyagraha (civil disobedience movement) years before Mahatma Gandhi’s similar movement against British rule.
- They opposed the zamindars, the banias, the Muslims, Christian missionaries, and the British. Tana Bhagats are followers of Mahatma Gandhi, and believes in Ahimsa (non-violence)