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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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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