INDIA Rajmahal hills Santal country from Ganges antique print 1855
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INDIA: Rajmahal hills(Santal country), from Ganges, antique print, 1855

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CAPTION BELOW PICTURE: 'The Rajmahal hills (Country of the Santhals), Sketched from the Ganges'

Santhal Rebellion
The Santhal rebellion (sometimes referred to as the Sonthal rebellion) was a native rebellion in what is now Jharkhand, in eastern India against both the British colonial authority and the upper caste zamindari system by the Santal people. It lasted from July 1855 to May 1856 before being defeated by troops loyal to the British Raj.

Background of the rebellion
The insurrection of the Santals was a reaction to practices of usury, moneylending, and the zamindari system, and to claims on their land from the British, from local upper caste landlords and zamindars in the tribal belt of what was then known as the Bengal Presidency. Before the advent of the British in India, Santals engaged in an agrarian way of life in the hilly districts of Cuttack, Dhalbhum, Manbhum, Barabhum, Chhotanagpur, Palamau, Hazaribagh, Midnapur, Bankura and Birbhum.

The Santal rebellion
On 30 June 1855, two Santal rebel leaders, Sidhu and Kanhu Murmu, mobilized ten thousand Santals and declared a rebellion against British colonists. After some initial Santals success using guerilla tactics the rebellion was ultimately put down by the British.

(Source Wikipedia)

Notes on the historical context / background to the print can be viewed at: Santhal Rebellion

DATE PRINTED: 1855    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 12.0 x 15.0cm, 4.75 x 6 inches (Small)

TYPE: Antique wood engraved print

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Verso text quite apparent; The image shown may have been scanned from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale: The print you will receive is in Good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition compared to that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture.


PROVENANCE: Illustrated London News

INDIA: Rajmahal hills(Santal country), from Ganges, antique print, 1855
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