How the Bastar Rebellion was Organised and Financed?
The tribals of Bastar were for long plagued by the policies of the British. The British policy of reservations proved the last straw. To organise and finance the rebellion:
(i) In 1910 mango boughs, a lump of earth, chillies and arrows began circulating between villages. These were actually messages inviting villagers to rebel.
(ii) Every village contributed to the expenses of the rebellion.
(iii) Bazaars were looted, houses of officials, traders, schools and police stations were burnt and robbed and the grain redistributed.
(iv) Most of those who were attacked were in some way or another associated with the exploitative policies of the colonial state.