The Mangarh Massacre of November 1913 resulted in the death of around 1,500 people belonging to the Bhil tribe. They had gathered there to protest against the exploitation of tribal people by the British as well as rulers of princely states in the region. British and Indian forces attacked the protestors. This event is usually referred to as ‘Adivasi Jallianwala Bagh’ as it is not as well-known. However, there has been more chatter about this incident especially with upcoming elections in Rajasthan. Last year, the Prime Minister declared Mangarh Dham a national monument. While the state’s Congress government built the Tribal Freedom Struggle Museum at Mangarh Dham.
In this episode of The Suno India Show, host Suryatapa Mukherjee spoke to Dr Jitendra Meena, a professor of History at Shyam Lal College in Delhi University, to understand the historical and political significance of this incident.
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