Birsa Munda Boys Hostel
( बिरसा मुंडा छात्रावास )

Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida

About Birsa Munda

Birsa Munda, a prominent tribal freedom fighter and religious leader, played a pivotal role in the Indian independence movement, particularly in the tribal regions of British India. Born in the mid-19th century in Ulihatu, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), Birsa emerged as a charismatic leader and symbol of resistance against the oppressive British rule and the exploitative practices of landlords and moneylenders.

Birsa Munda belonged to the Munda tribe, one of the Adivasi (indigenous) communities in India. His early life was marked by the harsh realities faced by tribal communities during the colonial period – displacement from their ancestral lands, economic exploitation, and cultural marginalization. These experiences fueled his determination to fight for the rights and dignity of his people.

One of Birsa's notable contributions was the formation of the Munda Rebellion, also known as the Ulgulan, or the Tamar Revolt, in the late 19th century. The rebellion was a response to the oppressive policies of the British administration, including the introduction of the Forest Laws that restricted tribal access to their traditional lands and the imposition of exorbitant taxes. Birsa united various tribal communities under the banner of the Munda Raj and led a series of guerrilla warfare campaigns against the British forces.

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