Revolt of 1857 AD and the Role of Surendra Sai

Surendra Sai’s Revolt was another watershed moment in the history of Odisha’s resistance movement. British imperialism became apparent with the appointment of Lord Delhousie as Governor-General of India, who sought to acquire as much land as possible through the implementation of the “Doctrine of Lapse.” Surendra Sai revolted when Narayan Singh was installed as Sambalpur’s …

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Odisha to seek first freedom struggle tag for Paika revolt

The Odisha Government will soon approach the Centre to identify Paika revolt of Odisha in 1817 as the first War of Independence of India instead of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. To support the claim, the Odisha State Archives has prepared a 700-page book ‘The Paika Rebellion: A Documentary Study’ which promises to offer a …

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National recognition to Paika revolt cheers Odisha

Times of India: Finance minister Arun Jaitley, in his budget speech, announced to commemorate the Paika Rebellion, an armed uprising against the British East India company in Khurda area of Odisha in 1817 bringing cheers among people across the state. “Two-hundred years ago in 1817, a valiant uprising of soldiers led by Buxi Jagabandhu (Bidyadhar …

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Consequences of Paika Rebellion of 1817 AD

The 1817 Paika uprising had far-reaching consequences, which are detailed below. Odisha’s administrative changes Changes have been made in the administrative field. Odias was employed by the government and entrusted with important tasks. This enables the indigenous people to develop a relationship with the British authorities through these employees. Modifications to the judicial process Changes …

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Events of Paika Rebellion of 1817 AD

The Paika rebellion in Khurda began on 29 March 1817. On that day, a group of 400 men known as the Kandh of Ghumsur in Ganjam entered the Cuttack district, where they were joined by the Paikas and Dulbeheras of Pergunnah Khurda and committed various acts of rebellion under the leadership of a man named …

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Causes of the Paika Rebellion 1817 AD

Numerous factors contributed to the outbreak of the Paika Rebellion of 1817, which can be discussed in detail below. British policies of exploitation After the Raja of Khurda was deposed, Major Fletcher assumed command of the estate’s entire administration. Thus began the British administration’s exploitative policies, which became increasingly intolerable for the people of Odisha. …

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Paika Rebellion (1817 AD)

The Paika rebellion of 1817 was a watershed moment in modern Odisha’s history. The people of Odisha welcomed the British Government in order to be liberated from the Marathas’ exploitation. Their aspirations, however, were dashed when they encountered the administrative structure and economic exploitation, the two tentacles of British imperialism. To these miseries were added …

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Khurda Rebellion (1804-05 AD) and Jayi Rajguru

Nilakantha Mangaraj, the Raja of Harispur with whom the special Commissioner for Odisha had signed a treaty engagement in December 1803, began the resistance movement by insubordination against the British authorities. He was dismissed for defying the British authorities and imprisoned until April 1805, when he was released on the condition of good behaviour and …

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