India’s first anti-colonialist uprising predates Mangal Pandey’s by 274 years? – Mayabhushan Nagvenkar

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.

Bharata Bharati

Festival of Sontreo (Procession of Umbrellas) at Cuncolim

Mayabhushan Nagvenkar“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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangal_PandeyConventional 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. 

Jesuits at Akbar's courtA sustained campaign is on to haul back the date of India’s first rebellion against Western colonialism by a good 274 years—from Barrackpore in eastern India to what is now Goa.

The campaign, which is endorsed by historians, freedom fighters, elected…

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