On August 20, 1921, a group of Muslim agricultural workers in Kerala’s Malabar region took to the streets to protest the British’s “unfair land laws,” which reduced them to mere labourers with no control over the land they tilled or the produce they produced, while granting landowners complete ownership of agricultural lands. While it took the British several months to put down the insurrection, the episode is still remembered today as the Malabar Rebellion, sometimes known as the Mapilla or Moplah Rebellion after the group that led the agitation. Click on the “Download PDF” option provided below to know more on-
- Who are Moplahs?
- What is Moplah Rebellion?
- What are the reasons behind the rebellion?
- What are the consequences of the Moplah rebellion?