What was the role of 'Chapati' in overthrowing British rule in the subcontinent?

In the year 1857, amazing things started happening in India.



Round chapatis made on the toe began to be transported from one village to another. A messenger would bring chapatis with him and give them to the village head. The bee would then send a new consignment of chapatis to the next village. That's the way it goes.


In this way the chapatis traveled from village to village in northern India, from the kingdom of Indore to the city of Gwalior in northern India. They traversed the region that was once the historic kingdom of Odh to Rohil Khand in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, and further south to Allahabad, now known as the Prayag Raj.


British military leaders estimate that the chapatis traveled 160 to 200 miles a night, faster than the postal system of the day delivered messages. Sometimes chapatis were accompanied by lotus flowers, sometimes goat meat.

Nearly 100 years ago, the British East India Company soldiers faced the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies at the Battle of Plassey in Northeast India. Among other things, the colonial conquest meant that the East India Company could now collect taxes from the Mughal territories as well, paving the way for the company's dominance over the whole of India.


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