Consider the following statements about Sannyasi Rebellion:

  1. The rebellion took place in Bengal during the reign of Warren Hastings
  2. The rebellion has been described by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his novel Anand Math

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
The Sannyasi and Fakir Rebellion took place in the early colonial rule in Bengal during the reign of Warren Hasting. The rebellion started 1750 onwards but took a violent turn since 1773 when Warren Hastings assumed the Governor-Generalship of Bengal. The movement covered a wide range of Bengal and Bihar and continued for a long time.

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