North East India’s legendary freedom fighter From Jowai, Meghalaya, U Kiang Nangbah

North East India’s legendary freedom fighter From Jowai, Meghalaya, U Kiang Nangbah, U Kiang Nangbah rophesied that his country would attain freedom within a century if his head turns eastwards after he was hung, to which it did. amazuy.com

North East India’s legendary freedom fighter From Jowai, Meghalaya, U Kiang Nangbah

North East India’s legendary freedom fighter From Jowai, Meghalaya, U Kiang Nangbah

U Kiang Nangbah, who led an uprising against the British, was condemned and hanged publicly at Iawmusiang in Jowai town in West Jaintia Hills district on December 30, 1862.

At the gallows, the legendary Kiang Nangbah prophesied that his country would attain freedom within a century if his head turns eastwards after he was hung, to which it did.

Kiang Nongbah Monument, Jaintia Hills

Kiang Nongbah Monument was built in the honour of a Jaintia patriot by the name of U Kiang Nongbah who died as a martyr in the struggle to free the Jaintia land from the British rulers. This historical monument was built in the centre of a vast field known as Madiah Kmai Blai, which is on the banks of Syntu Ksiar, alongside river Myntdu. This field also has its own historical significance, as it is the place where U Kiang Nongbah had taken his oath to fight and drive the British out of their land without fearing any consequences. Tourists from all across the world come here to pay tribute to this local hero who had sacrificed his life for the freedom of his people and his land. The best and easiest way to reach the Kiang Nongbah Monument is to book a tourist cab or bus from Shillong, or from Jowai.

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