|Aluri Raju's tomb in Krishna Devi Peta village. AP.famousplacesinindia.in|
Despite his poor family background and lack of interest in education, since his early adulthood, Alluri Raju had developed a close rapport with the tribal community that lived near his paternal uncle's village, Tuni, Andhra. Their poverty and pathetic living condition had a deep impact on his mind and his sympathy and care stood him in good stead when the tribal community protested against the British who took over their vast tribal land -, their source of food and income in the wake of passing of the 1882 Madras Forest Act in the Madras Presidency that restricted their free movement and cultivation in the tribal forest lands.
Infuriated Raju, who could not bear the sight of poor and emaciated, helpless tribal people, with support from them and muttadars launched a series of protests against the foreign aggressors. The protests did not yield the expected results, so they turned into armed rebellion, masterminded by Alluri Raju and his associates. They raided many police stations close to the tribal lands and stole arms and ammunition and killed many British officers who terrorized the innocent tribes. In addition, the gorilla attacks by him and the band of rebels on the British police continued for some time and the district administration wanted to put an end to this menace at any cost soon..
|reedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju, bablu97.blogspot.com|
|Rao Bahadur Medal/en.wikipedia.org|
|Tribals' traditional Dhimsa dance,location of the museum at Timmapuram,AP,|
|Aluri Raju's tomb in Krishna Devi Peta village. AP you tube.|