The Anglo-Khasi War was part of the independence struggle between the Khasi people and the British Empire between the years 1829-1833. The war started with Tirot Sing’s attack on a British garrison that disobeyed orders of this Khasi king to stop a road construction project through the Khasi Hills.
After having occupied the hilly region between Garo and Jaintia Hills, the East India Company wanted to build a road linking the Brahmaputra Valley with Sylhet.
For this, a large number of outsiders including Englishmen, Bengalis and the laborers from the plains were brought to these regions.
The Khasis, Garos, Khamptis and the Singphos organized themselves under Tirath Singh to drive away from the strangers from the plains. The uprising developed into a popular revolt against British rule in the area.
By 1833, the superior English military force had suppressed the revolt.
The Khasi rebellion occurred in 1833 in the land between the Khasi and Jaintia Hills, in protest of a planned British route across the area. The insurrection was led by Tirot Sing Syiem.
The Khasi rebellion was led by Tirot Sing Syiem.
The Khasis inhabit the eastern part of Meghalaya, in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills.