What were the suffering villagers had to face ? Describe in brief

Asked by Divyanshu Vats | 7th Nov, 2014, 09:33: PM

Expert Answer:

Due to the new Forest laws passed by the British, the villagers including the tribal communities had to face severe hardships. Villagers earlier used to cut trees for the building their houses. They also took their cattle for grazing in the forests. After the British passed the Forest Acts, The villagers now were denied to cut trees and use the woods. The grazing od cattle was also banned. Thus, villagers became helpless as they always required wood for maintaining their houses and as fuel.

Secondly, some tribal communities in a village practiced shifting cultivation where they burnt a piece of land for cultivation. This was also banned by the British. They now were without any lands where they could continue cultivation. This resulted in rebellions by many tribal communities. While some villagers became land less laborers, some just travelled to other parts of the country to work in mines or in tea gardens. 

Answered by Social Science Expert | 9th Nov, 2014, 09:57: PM

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