Top 10 Tribal leaders of India and the political movement they lead

WRITTEN BY Aditi Shrivastava

Tilka Manjhi

Hailing from the state of Bihar he lead the Manjhi revolt of 1785

Budhu Bhagat

An independence fighter from India, Budhu Bhagat. He had directed guerrilla combat against the British. In 1832, he served as the rebellion's leader.

Tirot Singh

was one among the early 19th-century Khasi people's chiefs. He was descended from the Syiemlieh family.

Sidhu and Kanhu Murmu

Under the leadership of the brothers Sidhu and Kanhu Murmu, the Santhals proclaimed their independence from British rule.

Nilamber and Pitamber

500 tribal people ambushed the local British spies in October 1857 under the leadership of brothers Nilamber and Pitamber from the Latehar district.

Thamman-Dora and Alluri Seetharama Raju

The Koya rebellion in 1862 was directed against the Muttadars, a network of rent collectors for the colonial authorities.

Birsa Munda

Birsa Munda battled for Indian tribal liberation as a Munda tribal member, spiritual leader, and folk hero.

Jatra Bhagat

Hailing from the state of Jharkhand, he elad the Tana Bhagat Movement 1920-1921.

Laxman Naik

He organised the tribal members to work on construction projects like roads, bridges, and schools. He urged the people not to pay any taxes.

Draupadi Murmu

Becomes the first Tribal woman to be elected to the honorary position in India. She is an Indian politician who held the office of President of India since July 25, 2022.

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