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Re-migration of Garhwalis from Plains

Remigration of Garhwalis from Plains
British Administration in Garhwal -158
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History of British Rule/Administration over Kumaun and Garhwal (1815-1947) -178
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History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -1010
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By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)

Before, British rule started, in Gorkha rule, thousands of Garhwalis migrated to plains of India.
The news spread about suitable and better British administration than local Kings all over India. Migrated Garhwalis also came to know about citizen oriented rule in British Garhwal. Migrated Garhwalis started coming back to their villages. Salves sold by Gorkha could not return back. Most of their huts were intact as they left. Retuned Garhwalis had to repair their huts and resettled there .Their land was now, barren. With efforts, they remade land suitable for farming. No authorities stopped them for regaining their rights.
However, in some cases, where the land was super fertile, Sayanas, and strongmen in absence of owners captured the land those escaped from their villages. When they returned the new owners did not offer back their land.
Vishnu Singh Gorla Rawat informed to Dr Dabral an incident of Gujdu patti. A family had to flees from Ruindali Bhandar village in 1810 as the family could not pay tax.when in 1821, the family returned, they saw that Kamin established another rKhaikar on that land. The case came before Trail in 1833.

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References
1-Shiv Prasad Dabral ‘Charan’, Uttarakhand ka Itihas, Part -7 Garhwal par British -Shasan, part -1, page- 343-44 from Vishnu Singh Gorla Rawat collection

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Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India,bjkukreti@gmail.com 14/8/201710History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -1011
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*** History of British Rule/Administration over British Garhwal (Pauri, Rudraprayag, and Chamoli1815-1947) to be continued in next chapter
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(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)

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