Phulaguri Dhewa

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Phulaguri Dhewa

Phulaguri Dhewa was the first ever peasant movement against the British in 1861 at Phulaguri. It was a strong voice against the imposition of a new revenue system on agricultural land, crops, herbs along with the grown trees by the British in the post 1857. The protest happened all over Assam, but the peasants of Nagaon voiced a strong remonstration in the Phulaguri area and RAIZ MEL (People's Meet) was organised against British administration. Thousands gathered carrying traditional weapons of sticks and seven Tiwa Chiefs and their subjects took the lead. The appointed Asstt. Commissioner of the British, Mr. Singer was sent to Phulaguri to curb the agitation. As he ordered the peasants to surrender, the peasants revolted resulting in the killing of Mr. Singer whose body later flowed in the nearby river Kollong. The British came down with a heavy hand and around 40 peasants were killed on 18th October 1861, as police opened fire in the gathering at Phulaguri. Three of the protestors were hanged, six deported to Andaman and more than 60 were put in jail . The incident was a heroic peasant movement in the history of freedom struggle of India.

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Phulaguri Dhewa can be visited throughout the year.
The nearest Airport to Phulaguri Dhewa is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati. It is approximatly 120 KM away.
The nearest Train Station to Phulaguri Dhewa is Phulaguri. It is approximatly 1 KM away.
The nearest Bus Station to Phulaguri Dhewa is Phulaguri. It is approximatly 1 KM away.

Phulaguri Dhewa is under the juridiction of Raha. Their contact number as per our record is .


Nearest Madical Facilty to Phulaguri Dhewa is Raha. Their contact number as per our record is .