A forgotten aspect of #1857 uprising is the role of the tribals who also participated.
A bhojpuri song from 1857
Ab chod re firangiyal hamar deswa
Lutpat kaile tuhun majwa udaile
Kailas des par julum Jor.
Sahar gaon luuti, phunki dihiat firangiya
Suni Suni kunwar ke hridaya mein lagal aagiya
Ab chod re firangiyal Hamar deswa
British leave our country as ypu loot us
Enjoy the luxury of our country
And in return you have looted & burnt our hamlets, cities & villages
Kunwar ‘ s heart burns to know all this
Oh British leave our country