Jat Uprising, 1669-70

In 1669-70, the Jats of Mathura region rose under the leadership of a local Zamindar Gokul. Religion was main factor behind this revolt because Abdul Nabi, local officer of imperial Mughal government, had destroyed the temples of Hindus and disrespected their women.

We note here that Jat uprising occurred at a time Mughal government was by no means weak or imbecile. The Mughal army pursued th…

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