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According to thehindu.com, Indian school textbooks were recently updated with the following statement:

The chapter, titled Wahhabi Movement in Bengal, states that the Wahhabis under “Titu’s leadership destroyed many Hindu temples and killed several priests”

The whole story around Titumir as presented therein seems to view him in bad light.

On the other side of the border, in my country Bangladesh, Titumir is seen as a hero and brave peasant leader who led the first peasant struggle against the British colonial oppressors. Bengali Wikipedia gives a similar account.

So, my question is, is there any records of Titumir "killing several priests"? And did he preach "Wahhabi" thought?

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    If Titu/Titumir is Titumir then why doesn't Wikipedia suffice? What is the contradiction between the two? Why is it surprising for an individual to be both intolerant and a freedom fighter and a hero and a brave peasant leader? – Mark C. Wallace Nov 19 at 18:38
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    Asking for motives behind actions of those now dead is almost always an invitation to discussion, and thus off-topic as not consistent with the possibility of a definitive answer. – Pieter Geerkens Nov 19 at 18:58
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    @T.E.D. Surely not, I already struggle with aggressive & suffer non-reader squads on this site. "Indian Wahhabis" is an established (link above) if contested term, and they ddin't even need direct contact for the idea to spread when coming home from hadj. The no direct contact example you know surely is St Paul. nelc.ucla.edu/event/… Here we see another aggressive 'Pg.' CVing a no-likey with unhelpful commenting + you seemingly doubting the Q by doubting the src given in it. – LаngLаngС Nov 20 at 8:58
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    The first places to look are the References and Further Reading sections of the Wikipedia article. – Spencer Nov 20 at 21:48

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