CAPTURED MAPPILA PRISONERS TAKEN AFTER A BATTLE WITH THE COLONIAL ARMY.

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December 31, 1922
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Military
Jahangir II 1920-1948

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Mappila (Moplah rebels) captured after a battle with British colonial troops, during 1921-22 Mappila Uprising. This image falls into the public domain as it was taken in India prior to 1 January 1951, and was not published in India after that date. It is in public domain in the United States as well as it was taken prior to 1 January 1923.


The Malabar rebellion happened in August 20, 1921 – 1922 in the Malabar region of Kerala, India.The Malabar rebellion of 1921 (also known by the names Moplah riots, Mappila riots) started as a resistance against the British colonial rule in Malabar region of Kerala, India, but later turned into communal violence against the Hindus.The popular uprising was also against the prevailing feudal system controlled by elite Hindus and in favour of the Khilafat Movement.The British had appointed high caste Hindus in positions of authority to get their support, this led to the protest turning against the Hindus.

For many scholars, the rebellion is primarily a peasant revolt against the colonial government. During the uprising, the rebels also attacked various symbols and institutions of the colonial state, such as telegraph lines, train