The tribal, very much a part of the Indian society, also felt the brunt of British rule. On various occasions the tribal burst out in rebellion. Various factors were responsible for the rebellion. First, under the British land settlement the tribal lost their traditional right.
Second, the British imposed taxes on the land reclaimed by the tribal themselves. This was resented by the tribal. Third, the tribal were subjected to oppression by the zamindars beyond endurance. Fourth, the illiterate tribal revolted more violently than any other community including the peasants of India, as pointed out by K. Suresh Singh.