Paika Rebellion 1817 CE and Buxi Jagabandhu

The Paika rebellion of 1817 was a watershed moment in modern Odisha’s history.

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British Conquest of Odisha

The establishment of the British Empire in India through victory at Plassey and its subsequent confirmation at Buxar encouraged them to expand into other parts of India. Odisha’s location within…

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Odisha under Maratha Rule

With the decline of the Mughal administration in India, the Bengali Nizams expanded their control over Odisha. On the other hand, the Marathas grew in strength and desired to assert…

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Odisha under the Nawabs of Bengal

Odisha was ruled by Subahdars from Delhi during the early Mughal period. Todarmal, Man Singh, Mukram Khan, Muhammad Baqar Khan, Muhammad Zaman, Khan-i-Dauran, and others assumed the role of Governor…

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Odisha under Mughal Rule

Man Singh, one of Akbar’s competent generals, put an end to the protracted conflict between the Afghans and Mughals in 1593 CE. This resulted in the total subjugation of the…

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Mughal-Afghan Conflict in Odisha

The Afghan raid on Odisha inaugurated a new phase in Odisha’s mediaeval history. It made way for the establishment of Muslim dominance in Odisha. In 1568 CE, the invasion of…

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The Bhoi Dynasty of Khurda

The Bhoi dynasty was a mediaeval Hindu dynasty that ruled from 1541 to 1560 CE. It began in the historical Odra region, which includes most of modern-day Odisha, northern coastal…

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The Bhoi Dynasty: Govinda Vidyadhara and Others

Odisha’s political landscape became tumultuous following Prataparudradeva’s demise. Treachery, consternation, and bloodshed became the norm. Gajapati Prataparudradeva had left no able successor to carry on Gajapati imperialism’s banner. Cowed down…

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The Suryavamsi Gajapatis

The Ganga dynasty was succeeded by another glorious dynasty known as the Suryavamsi Gajapatis. Political anarchy reigned in Odisha from the middle of the fourteenth century A.D. due to the…

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The Imperial Gangas

The rise of the Imperial Gangas is a watershed moment in Odisha’s history. Ganga rule is regarded as an era of ferocious imperial wars and conquests, frenetic political activity, sound…

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