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Fakir Movement in British India

Fakir Movement was the first mutiny against the British rule in Indian Sub-continent.

The movement started in 1760 and spread like fire in Bengal. It was kindled by the patriotic Fakirs and saints. They took part in the Battle of Boxher too. For this, the British rulers wanted to subdue them.

Fakir Maznu Shah and Bhabani Pathak led this armed movement for about 40 years. They attacked British offices in Barishal and Dhaka. They won in the clashes with the British several times. Maznu Shah also established his regime in Madhupur forest.

However, after his death, others led the movement. It gradually came to and end in 1790.

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