Titu Mir returns to roil Bengal, 190 years after his fall in war

The leader of a peasant uprising against brutal British taxes has been given a communal colour in a State-approved textbook, say historians

Nearly 190 years after his death, Syed Mir Nisar Ali, or Titu Mir, a peasant leader, who led the Narkelberia Uprising in 1831 — often considered the first armed peasant uprising against the British — has made a controversial comeback in Bengal’s politics through a chapter in a prescribed tenth grade history textbook.

Celebrated in folklore as a peasant leader, Titu Mir remains a controversial political figure in Bengal for his religious identity as an Islamic preacher after he converted to Wahabism................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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