1. In Awadh, peasants’ revolt against the talukdars and landlords who demanded exorbitantly high rents and variety of other taxes was taken forward by Baba Ramchandra – sanyasi who had earlier been to Fiji as an indentured labourer.
2. Peasants had to do begar (work without any wages or payment) and work at landlords’ farms without any payment.
3. As tenants, they had no security of tenure and were regularly evicted so that they could not acquire rights over the leased land.
NOTE – The peasants of Awadh, under British rule, faced a no. of problems. The unjust policies of the British affected the lives of the poor peasants who were forced to pay high rents and taxes to the landlords who were the representatives of British authority in villages.
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