Q. Which of the following was/were the causes of Deccan Riots?
1.The moneylenders who exploited the peasants were outsiders.
2.The Deccan region of western India suffered heavy taxation under the Zamindari system.
3.The end of Boers war.
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation: The ryots of Deccan region of western India suffered heavy taxation under the Ryotwari system.

  • Here again the peasants found themselves trapped in a vicious network with the moneylender as the exploiter and the main beneficiary. These moneylenders were mostly outsiders—Marwaris or Gujaratis.
  • The conditions had worsened due to a crash in cotton prices after the end of the American Civil War in 1864, the Government’s decision to raise the land revenue by 50% in 1867, and a succession of bad harvests.

Source: Spectrum Modern India