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Write Short note on Birsa Munda.
Birsa Munda was born into a family of Mundas. Mundas was a tribal group lived in Chota Nagpur. At that time, the tribal people were not happy because of the changes that happen in their life under the British rule. Their livelihoods were getting destroyed, and their religion was on the verge of danger. He claimed himself as the messenger of good who had come to save the people from trouble and to protect them from dikus or outsiders. He considered Hindu landlords and missionaries as outsiders and wanted them to stop affecting the lives of the Mundas. People believed that Birsa had some miraculous power that could multiply the grains and cure all the diseases.
He attended missionary schools and also lived with Vaishnav Preacher. During his journey, he greatly influenced by the people with whom he spent time. He wanted to reform the tribal society. He encouraged his people to give up drinking and to stop believing in superstitions. He tried to encourage his people by letting them know about their glorious history and wanted them to settle down and work on their fields.
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