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Pabna Movement

In this article we will discuss Pabna Movement

In this article, we will discuss Pabna Movement. So, let’s get started.

Pabna Movement (1870s-80s)

  • In larger parts of Eastern Bengal, landlords forcefully collected rents and land taxes, often enhanced for the poor peasants.
  • The peasants were also prevented from acquiring Occupancy Right under Act X of 1859.
  • In May 1873 an Agrarian League was formed in the Yusufshahi Pargana of Pabna district, Patna (East Bengal).
  • Rent strikes were organised, funds were raised and the struggle spread throughout Patna and to other districts of East Bengal.
  • The struggle was mainly legal resistance and little violence.
  • The discontent continued till 1885 when the Government by the Bengal Tenancy Act of 1885 enhanced the occupancy rights.
  • The struggle was supported by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, R.C. Dutt and the Indian Association under Surendranath Banerjee.

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