Chapter 23 : Madhukar Shah A Brave Son Of India Who Led The Bundela Rebellion And Fought For Freeing Bundelkhand From Clutches Of British!

Saga of fight for Independence!

Chapter  23: Madhukar Shah

Madhukar Shah was a freedom fighter who contributed in the Bundela uprising against the British East India Company and fought for the freedom of the Bundelkhand.

He fought in the year 1842, and sacrificied his life fighting with the British! When madhukar was young he realised that the British Rule is dominating over the society. The people of Bundelkhand were into suffering and pain. They were oppresssed by the British officials.

During 1832 to 1842 Madhukar Shah remained an active participant struggling against the British Rule and to free the Bundelkhand from their cruelty. The struggle by Madhukar Shah began to spread like the fire among the people making the British officials angry.

The districts of Sagar and Damoh was given to the Peshwa of Poona by the Bundela Raja Chhastrasal. After the deposition of the Peshwa by the Lord Hastings, these districts were ceded to the British in 1818. But it was not till March, 1818 that this region could be occupied by the British. The district of Mandla, Betul, Seoni and the Narmada Valley were taken possession of by the company after the defeat of Appa Sahib in the Battle of Sitabaldi.

The Revolt:

In 1820 the entire land, designated as the Sagar Narmada territory was placed under an agent to the Governor – General. in 1842 there was an upsurge in the Sagar -Narmada territory against the British tyranny. Jawahar Singh Bundela of Chandrapur and Madhukar Shah of Narhat were the leaders of the revolt. They were joined by the Gond Raja Dilhan Shah of MAdanpur, Raja Hirde Shah of Hirapur and several other chiefs including those of Narasinghpur.

The British forces tried utmost to curb the Bundela upsurge. It took them more than a year to capture Hirde Shah and Madhukar Shah. Madhukar Shah was Publicly executed and his body was burnt behind the Sagar jail. Madhukar Shah became a popular hero and is glorified in the popular folklore of Central India.

His sacrifice and courage sparked the rebellions across central India and the fight against the British gained momentum in coming years.

Chapter 1:
A Trading Corporation, Set foot in Hindusthan! Traders Backed By Money And Power, Conquered, Subjugated, And Plundered The Vast Land And Called It ‘India’!!!

Chapter 2:
One Man Stood Against The Betrayal Of The East India Company To Save His Motherland! Know The Story Of Maaveeran Alagumuthu Kone!

Chapter 3:
When Even Strongest Of Polingar Were Surrendering To British, The Ruler Of Nelkattunseval Fought Against Them Like A Tiger! Know The Story Of ‘Puli’ Thevar An Able Administrator And A Great Warrior!

Chapter 4:
The Story Of Veeramangai Velu Nachiyar! A Warrior Queen Who Not Just Fought Against The British But Also Defeated Them In The War!

Chapter 5:
Kuyili- The First Ever Suicide Bomber In History! She Was A Brave Commander And A Close Of Aid Of Velu Nachiyar! Her Fight Against The British And Her Sacrifice Still Remains Unknown!

Chapter 6:
Veera Pandya Kattabomman – The Legendary Warrior Who Was Publicly Hanged To Death By The The British East India Comany!

Chapter 7:
The Story of Maruthu Brothers! The Leaders Of South Indian Rebellion Against The British East India Company Who Were The First To Issue Declaration Of Independence!

Chapter 8:
The Kerala Simham – Pazhassi Raja! This Warrior King Defeated The Man Who Had Conquered Napoleon Bonaparte!

Chaper 9:
Jayee Rajguru – This Brave Son Of Mother India Was Executed By The British In Most Brutal Manner For Leading An Agitation Against Them!

Chapter 10:
The Story Of Jagabandhu Vidyadhar Who Led The Famous Paika Rebellion! The Fight Against The British East India Company!

Chapter 11:
Mahadaji Shinde A Mighty Maratha Warrior Who Defeated The British in Battle of Wadgaon!

Nana Fadnavis – A Man Who Defeated The British Twice With His Intelligence and Diplomacy, Prompting Them To Call Him The Maratha Machiavelli

Chapter 12:
Tirot Sing – An Unsung Hero, A Brave Leader Of Kasi Tribe Whose Skill At Guerrilla Warfare Had Greatly Worried The British!

Chapter 13:
A Sixty Year Old Warrior Marched Into The Battle Field To Safeguard The Dignity Liberty Of Sikhs And Fought Against The British! Know The Story Of Sardar Sham Singh Attariwala!

Chapter 14:
This Father- Son Duo Defeated The British In The Battle Of Chillianwala! Even After Losing Everything They Did Not Lose The Spirit To Fight The British To Free Their Land!

Chapter 15:
The Spark Of Need To Overthrow The Company Rule Was Kindled Into A Wildfire By This Infamous Policy Of Dalhousie! The Doctrine Of Lapse!

Chaper 16:
One Of The First Warrior Queens Of India, Whose Name Became Synonymous With Bravery! Rani Chennamma Of Kittur!

Chapter 17:
The Unsung Warrior Hero From Karnataka, A Close Aide Of Rani Chennamma Of Kittur! The Story Of Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna!

Chapter 18:I Am Chinnamalai Who Reigns Between Sennimalai And Shivanmalai! Dheeran Chinnamalai Fought Against Hyder Ali And The British To Save His Motherland!

Chapter 19:He Fought Valiantly Against The British! To Suppress The Rebellion He Had Started British Executed Him And His Head Was On Display At The Fort Wall For 30 Years!

Chapter 20: Chapter 20 – How A Glorious Character In The History Of freedom Struggle Was Reduced To A Mere Fictional Character From A Novel! Read The Story Of Devi Chaudhurani!

Chapter 21:Chapter 21: A Forgotten Chapter From The History Of Freedom Struggle – Bhabani Pathak and The Sannyasi Rebellion!

Chapter 22:
Chapter 22: A Distorted History Made This Great Patriot Vanish From Saga Of Freedom Struggle! Velu Thambi Dalawa Was One Of The Earliest To Spark Rebellion Against The EIC!

Dr. Sindhu Prashanth


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