Bhuyan rising Under Dharani Dhar Naik

Dharanidhar Naik’s revolt against Dhanurjay Bhanja, a Bhuyan leader from Keonjhar, is another ignominious chapter in the history of British rule in Odisha. Under his leadership, the Bhuyans became more organised and posed a threat to the king. Of course, the British government suppressed it ruthlessly. Factors that contributed to Dharani Naik’s revolt The Bhuyans’ …

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Bhuyan Rising Under Ratna Naik

The Bhuyan uprising of Ratna Naik of Keonjhar was one of the most notable tribal uprisings in Odisha history. Ratna Naik organised the Keonjhar tribals to fight the British government. Conflict over the succession to the throne In 1861, following the demise of Maharaja Gadadhar Bhanja of Keonjhar, his eldest son Dhanurjay succeeded him as …

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Kandha Rising under Chakra Bisoi

After Dora’s imprisonment and death, the Kandha rebellion continued. Chakra Bisoi, his nephew, took Dora’s place and vowed to avenge his uncle’s imprisonment and death. He posed a serious threat to the British government. Factors contributing to Chakra’s rebellion The Kandhas were incited to revolt against the British Raj by Chakra Bisoi. The following factors …

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Ghumsar Rising under Dara Bisoi

From the beginning of British rule under the Madras authority, there has been growing discontent among the tribals of Ghumsur. The British did not pay adequate attention to Ghumsur’s administration. Eventually, the tribals of Ghumsur, led by Dora Bisoi, rose up in rebellion against the British authorities. Factors contributing to Dora Bisoi’s discontent Numerous factors …

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