Role of Utkala Sammilani in Odia Movement

The Utkala Sammilanni was instrumental in both the Odia movement and the establishment of Odisha as a separate province. In 1902, the Odias of Ganjam presented Viceroy Lord Curzon with a memorial signed by a large number of people proposing the unification of Ganjam, Sambalpur, and the Odisha Division of the Bengal presidency under a …

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

In Odisha, the nineteenth century saw the growth of sociopolitical and public associations. Like its counterparts elsewhere, the educated middle class that emerged in Odisha following the famine expressed its ideas, views, and aspirations through the press, meetings, and associations. In the post-famine period, a number of socio-political associations and public associations were formed with …

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Understanding Odia Movement

Odisha, a nation whose territory stretched from the Ganga to the Godavari, disintegrated over time. The disintegration began with Mukundadeva’s death and continued until 1936. Due to dismemberment, the Odia-speaking territories were virtually annexed by four provinces – Bengal, Madras, Central Provinces, and Bihar – and relegated to the status of linguistic minorities in each …

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