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Unsung Martyrs of Mangarh

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  • The courageous tribal martyrs led by Govind Guru fought the British rulers in the early 20th century.

Govind Guru

  • Birth:
    • Born on 20th December, 1858, in a nomadic community in the Dungarpur-Banswara region of Rajasthan.
  • Influence of:
    • Govind Guru was influenced by the teachings of Swami Dayanand Saraswati to work for the socio-religious upliftment of people from the Bhil community. 
  • Worked for bettering tribal communities:
    • While the colonial state was engaged in an organised loot of India’s resources, Govind Guru drew from Indian traditions and ideals to promote harmony amongst the tribal communities
  • Samp Sabha:
    • He was 25 when he founded the Samp Sabha in 1883. 
    • The word samp means interaction and giving up evil practices.
    • It was formed to bring harmony between tribal communities.
    • From 1903 onwards, Mangarh hill became famous for an annual congregation of the Bhils and other tribal groups in the region.
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