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5 facts about Meghalaya freedom fighter U Kiang Nangbah you should know

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FACTS | December 30, 2019:

Here are the facts you need to know about U Kiang Nangbah.

#1. U Kiang Nangbah was a freedom fighter from Meghalaya who led an uprising against the British.

#2. U Kiang Nangbah was born to Ka Rimai Nangbah at Tpeppale in Jowai. When the British annexed the Jaintia Kingdom in the year 1835, it is said that he was a child which is why the exact date of birth is not known.

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#3. The brave U Kiang Nangbah led an uprising against the British and was hanged by the British publicly at Iawmusiang in Jowai, West Jaintia Hills district on 30 December 1862.

#4. In the year 1967, a government college was also opened in Jowai to honour this brave warrior.

#5. A postage stamp was issued by Government of India to commemorate him in 2001.

 

 

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If one knows about the tradition of the indigenous tribes of Meghalaya, they would also know about the significance of their faith and their belief in mythological characters.

However, with the advent of modernisation, this belief and faith seems to have been over shadowed by science and the so-called ‘logical explanation of things’.

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