Anglo-Maratha Conflicts in Odisha

The decline of Mughal Empire led to the rise of many small powers like the Marathas to declare themselves as independent powers. Some of them also started establishing themselves as important power in the political horizon of India by subduing the some states of India including Odisha either through war or diplomacy. In meanwhile, the … Continue reading Anglo-Maratha Conflicts in Odisha

Salt Trade in Odisha During British Period

During the Maratha period a large quantity of salt was manufactured in the sea coast of Odisha. Salt manufacture was a private concern of the malangis (salt manufacturers). The merchants were purchasing salt from the Malangis and exporting the same to the neighbouring states. The Maratha Government did not interfere with the manufacture of salt … Continue reading Salt Trade in Odisha During British Period

British Administration of Odisha

The British occupation of Odisha in 1803 created a new chapter in the history of Odisha. Before that, Odisha had been under an alien rule for such a long period. They introduced British administration in Odisha which brought far-reaching changes in Odisha. In fact, the British administration had changed the life of the people of … Continue reading British Administration of Odisha

Mahima Dharma: History and Teachings

The 19th century Renaissance in India had greatly influenced Odisha. On the other hand, Odisha's Renaissance was different because it bloomed from a very rural set up being uninfluenced by any western education. In thought and expression, it emerged in its own unique way in the form of Mahima Dharma. Through simple doctrines it projected … Continue reading Mahima Dharma: History and Teachings

The Famine of 1866 or Na-Anka Durbhiksha

The occurrence of natural calamities like drought, flood, epidemics and cyclone a reoccurring phenomenon in the history of Odisha. Their frequent visitation in 19th century was the most important factor that broke the backbone of the people of Odisha. The people of Odisha have been suffering from many natural calamities. The most famous among them … Continue reading The Famine of 1866 or Na-Anka Durbhiksha

Growth of Press and Journalism in Odisha

The growth of press and journalism in Odisha created a landmark in the history of modern Odisha. The initiative was taken by the Christian missionaries who made great contribution in this field. With the establishment of printing press by them, started the story of press and journalism in Odisha. In due course of time vernacular … Continue reading Growth of Press and Journalism in Odisha