Soon after the Europeans reached the Indian shores, with the arrival of Vasco da Gama in 1498 at Kappad shore at the port of Kozhikode in Kerala, segments of the indigenous population began intermittent rebellions against foreign powers and their cultural values.
Initially these revolts were by Arabs, Jews, Chinese traders, and local merchants as a rebellion against Portuguese traders to protect their own profits. Later many of the revolts had aspects of being over religious beliefs, taxation, administrative power, etc. These revolts occurred against various Europeans powers, but mainly against Britain, the primary occupier.
Murteen Deluu - led a rebellion, consisting mainly of peasants, against British rule.