Tai Khamti war – UPSC Prelims

Tai Khamti war:
  • The Tai Khamti war took place in 1839 between the Tai Khamti people and the British.
  • The theatre of this war was some 2,400 km east of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh where the mutiny began.
  • During the war, Tai Khamtis resisted colonization by the British.
  • Some 80 British soldiers, including Col. Adam White, were killed in the resultant conflict.
Tai Khamti people:
  • Tai Khamti people follow Theravada Buddhism.
  • Their population is a little more than 1,00,000, and they live in areas straddling Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
Other revolts of Arunachal Pradesh:
  • Arunachal Deputy CM also asked for recognition of battles between other communities of Arunachal Pradesh and the British.
  • The battles include a series of Anglo-Abor wars from 1858 to 1911 and the Wancho-British war in Tirap district’s Ninu in 1875.