Coming Soon Mar12
The Southern Revolt or popularly known as Vellore Revolt 1806 anticipates Great Rebellion (1857) by over fifty years. In the backdrop of British conquest of palayams or little kingdoms as historian Pamela Price called, in Tamil region, the narrative attempts a historical account of the context, the magnitude and course of the uprising to its final suppression. It is argued that the spontaneity with which the troops in Bellary, Wallajabad, Hyderabad and Palayamkottai responded to insurrection at Vellore Fort is illustrative of their last ditch effort to overthrow the Company rule.