Unit – 4
▶To know the Palayakkarar (Poligar) system in Tamil Nadu
▶To understand the role of PuliThevar and Kattabomman in the anti-British uprising
▶To know about the South Indian Rebellion
▶To know the causes and effects of Vellore Mutiny
▶To understand the causes and impacts of Revolt of 1857
The establishment of political and economic dominance by the British over many parts of India after the Battle of Plassey, 1757 disrupted the political, social and economic order of the country. This led to the divesting many landlords and chieftains of their power and estates. Naturally, many of them revolted against the British. The English assumed the right of collecting the annual tribute from the Palayakkarar. The first resistance to the British was offered by the Puli Thevar. Since then there had been rebellions by Palayakkarar such as the Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Oomathurai, Marudu brothers and Dheeran Chinnamalai.