The Blood-stained Blue Rebellion

Referred to as #India’s ‘#bluegold’, #indigo was one of the most lucrative #trading #commodities for the #BritishRaj. But its importance lies in being the first commodity whose #cultivators stood up against the #colonial might.


Are you wearing a pair of #bluedenim #jeans while reading this article? Thank the #indigofarmers of India. In 1873, when #LeviStrauss launched the first pair of Double X Blue

Denim 501s, it was the #indigodye from India which gave it the trademark blue colour.


#NeelVidroh or #Indigorebellion, was the first-of-its-kind revolt against the British which shook their economic and social terms, a dissent that united different classes of society against the #British and made a permanent scar of ‘#oppressionist’ on the face of #England. This passive non-violent revolt can easily be termed as a prequel to what Mahatma Gandhi later adopted during the freedom struggle.

#ScienceIndia Collector's Edition 2.0 (August 2022)


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