Pagri Sambhal Jatta Movement

The Pagri Sambhal Jatta movement is a farm protest that took place in 1907. It is a peasant rally against 3 British laws: Doab Bari Act, Punjab Land Colonization Act and Punjab Land Alienation Act. The laws threatened to reduce the owners of the farmlands to mere contract works in their own lands. The movement is named after the song ‘Pagri Sambhal Jatta’ composed by Banke Dayal. The song transformed into a chant of resistance.

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