How were there clashes between gomasthas and weavers later on?

  • Earlier, supply merchants belonged to the same village and looked after the needs of weavers.
  • The new ‘gomasthas’ were outsiders, with no social links with villagers.
  • They acted arrogantly and sometimes punished weavers for delay in supply.
  • Prices received from the company were miserably low.
  • Loans tied them to the British company.
  • In many places, weavers deserted villages and migrated to other places for setting up their own looms.