People of five villages, led by Cuncolim, from 1583 fought Portuguese after Christian missionaries destroyed temples.
15 July 1583 villagers killed Rudolfo Acquaviva (Italian Jesuit who was later beatified by the Roman catholic church, and famed for his presence in Akbar’s court) & other missionaries.
Portuguese called villagers for Truce & Murdered them.
5 villages stopped paying taxes to Portuguese for 8yrs from 1583.
Years before Gandhi, we had ancestors who protested against European invaders with Non-cooperation movement.
Now we have reached a point, where Padres lie blatantly about Hindu History of Gomantaka & People cheer Religion of Love.
“Congress Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik, who has been a part of the campaign to put the Cuncolim revolt as the first landmark on the map of India’s nationalist history, said he was confident eventually the central government would formally acknowledge the event as India’s first recorded revolt against a European power.” – Mayabhushan Nagvenkar
Conventional wisdom has it that lowly-ranked sepoy Mangal Pandey became the catalyst for India’s first uprising against Western rule in 1857 after he revolted against the alleged use of cattle and pig lard smeared on bullet cartridges used in Enfield rifles issued by the East India Company.
But here’s what you perhaps do not know.
The campaign, which is endorsed by historians, freedom fighters, elected…
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