Moplah Rebellion, also known as the Malabar rebellion, is the uprising of Muslim tenants against British rulers and local Hindu landlords that began on August 20, 1921. According to some historical records, the rebellion resulted 10,000 deaths. It was described as a peasant revolt.
It is considered as one of the earliest nationalist uprising in southern India. The uprising took place in regions that are currently under the Malappuram district in north Kerala. The Kerala Government, in 1971, included the participants of rebellion in the category of freedom fighters. The uprising is said to have triggered mass conversion of Hindus to Islam.