Odisha’s 1817 Paika rebellion to be mentioned as First War of Independence in Indian History Text Books from Next Year

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that the 1817 ‘Paika Bidroha‘ or rebellion would find a place in history books as the First War of Indian Independence. “Odisha’s Paika rebellion will find a place as the First War of Independence in the 2018 history books and include details of the …

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Re-write Indian History, Declare Paika Rebellion of 1817 AD as First War of Independence: Demands Odisha

Odisha government on Tuesday (18-07-2017) decided to make a formal demand to the Centre for declaring Paika Rebellion of 1817 as the first war of independence in Indian history. “The cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 18-07-2017 recommended the state government to place the demand before the Centre to declare Paika Rebellion …

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Revolt of 1857 AD and the Role of Surendra Sai

The Revolt of Surendra Sai was another landmark in the history of the resistance movement in Odisha. The British imperialism was visible with the arrival of Lord Delhousie as the GovernorGeneral of India who wanted to grab as much as native states by the implementation of the „Doctrine of Lapse‟. When Narayan Singh was placed …

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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 Paika rebellion of 1817 had far reaching consequences which are given bellow. Administrative changes in Odisha In administrative field, changes were made. Odias were employed in the government services and entrusted with responsible works. This facilitates the local people to come closer to the British authority through these employees. Changes in the judicial procedure …

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Events of Paika Rebellion of 1817 AD

On 29 March, 1817, began the Paika rebellion in Khurda. On that day a group of 400 men, denominated Kandh of Ghumsur in Ganjam, had entered the district of Cuttack, where they have been joined by the Paikas and Dulbeheras of Pergunnah Khurda under the guidance of a person named Jagabandhu and had committed various …

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Causes of the Paika Rebellion 1817 AD

There were many causes which led to the outbreak of the Paika Rebellion of 1817 which can be discussed as follows. British exploitative policies With the removal of the Raja of Khurda, Major Fletcher took over the charge of the entire administration of the estate. Thus started the exploitative policies of the British administration which …

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