The Quit India Movement in Odisha

The British Government’s dragging India into the World War II war scenario, combined with the expectation of Japan’s capture of India, compelled Gandhiji to declare the Quit India movement in India. The AICC adopted the Quit India Resolution in Bombay on 8 August 1942, dealing a final blow to British imperialism. This movement, dubbed the …

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The Civil Disobedience Movement in Odisha

In December 1929, the INC’s Lahore session declared complete independence as a goal to be achieved through Civil Disobedience. The Congressmen of Odisha celebrated the 26th January 1930 as the day of independence, and Gopabandhu Choudhury read out the declaration of independence in Cuttack. Several Congressmen from Odisha resigned from the Bihar and Odisha Legislative …

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The Non-cooperation Movement in Odisha

Three significant events, the Rowlatt Acts, the Khilafat movement, and the Jalianawallabagh massacre, occurred shortly after the conclusion of World War I, prompting Indian nationalists to take action against the British. The Rowlatt Acts were enacted to curtail Indian freedom, and the Government of India Act, 1919, fell short of Indian aspirations. Protesting the Jalianawallabagh …

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Swadeshi Movement in Odisha

In 1905, the Swadeshi Movement began in Bengal in protest against Bengal’s partition, having a significant influence on Odisha’s intellectuals. In this regard, protest meetings were held in Cuttack, Puri, Balasore, and Sambalpur, among other locations, to express solidarity with the Bengali movement. Bengal’s Swadeshi agitators emphasised the boycott of foreign goods and the production …

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