Short Note on Revolt of Gadkari

Gadkari used to garrison the Maratha forts and enjoyed land grants for their service. After the third Anglo Maratha war, their services were dispensed and they were required to pay revenues for the lands they held. The British took away some other customary privilege of the Gadkaris. These activities spread discontent among the soldiers and common people against the British. This led to the rising of Gadkaries. The local military commanders also joined them. Gadkari rising became a general popular revolt against the British. The fire of rebellion spread neighboring states also. The rebels captured the forts of Panhala and Pavangad. The Bombay government took extensive steps to suppress the revolt. After the intensive military campaign, the British finally succeeded in suppressing the risings of the Gadkaries

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