Story of Creation of a Separate Province or Modern State of Odisha

The Odia Movement started after the Famine of 1866 with the tacit or open support of some British officials. The spread of education, the language crisis, the vernacular press, the associations and last but not the least, leading personages like Madhusudan Das, Gauri Shankar Ray, Fakir Mohan Senapati and Radhanath Ray etc. substantially contributed to …

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The problems of the division of Odisha

The arbitrary division of Odisha in to many fragments led to many complicated problems as follows: 1. Negligence Odia language Due to arbitrary division of Odisha, Odia language suffered from negligence. It was treated as the language of a minority people in all those three provinces. The chauvinism of the three dominant groups, viz., Bengali, …

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Creation of Separate Province of Odisha an Introduction

The creation of separate province is a significant chapter in the history of modern Odisha. Odsha got disintegrated after 1568 into several regional kingdoms. The Bhois of Khurdha, the Bhanjas of Ghumsur and Myurbhanj and the Chauhans of Sambalpur gradually assumed political prominence. The sway of either the Mughals or the Marathas failed to restore …

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Growth of socio-political Associations and Growth of Public Associations in 19th Century Odisha

The 19th century witnessed the growth of socio-political associations and public associations in Odisha. The educated middle class that emerged in Odisha in the post-famine period, like its counterpart elsewhere, expressed its ideas, views and aspirations through the press, meetings, and associations. A number of socio-political associations and public associations, having different objectives such as …

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Understanding Odia Movement

The Nation named Odisha, whose territory extended from Ganga to Godavari was disintegrated in course of time. The disintegration was started from the death of Mukundadeva up to the period of 1936. Due to dismemberment, the Odia-speaking territories virtually became attached to four provinces – Bengal, Madras, Central Provinces and Bihar, and being reduced to …

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Role of Madhusudan Das in Making Modern Odisha

Author: Dr. Siddhartha Kanungo Madhusudan’s career in Odisha for about fifty years (1880s to 1934) was an example of unparalleled dedication to the making of Modern Odisha. He played a key role in the amalgamation of different Odia speaking tracts lying scattered in neighboring provinces into a great political entity. At the same time he …

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Quit India Movement and Women of Odisha

Author: Dr. Prabodh Kumar Rath India’s struggle for freedom under the leadership of Gandhiji is unparalled in the history of mankind. Gandhiji launched five movements of all India character against the British rulers during his steward-ship of the Indian National Congress from 1919 to 1947. These are the Non- cooperation movements of 1919 and 1921, …

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