‘Attingal Revolt’ of 1721

A section of historians in Kerala  disputed the Centre’s move to announce Odisha’s 1817 Paika Rebellion as the “First War of Independence”, saying various uprisings against foreign powers had occurred in the southern State much before it, but never got due recognition. They said the coastal State had witnessed a number of Read More …

‘Paika Bidroha’ to be named as 1st War of Independence

The ‘Paika Bidroha’ (Paika rebellion) of 1817 will find a place in the history books as ‘the First War of Independence’ from the next academic session, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. “Paika Bidroha will find a place as the First War of Independence against the British Rule in Read More …

India’s Freedom Struggle: Contribution of Lala Lajpat Rai

One of  the  legendary  triumvirate – Lal-Bal-Pal ( Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal  Gangadhar  Tilak and  Bipin Chandra  Pal)  of  India’s freedom movement against the British colonial  rule, Lala Lajpat Rai  was  a multi-faceted  personality and led a life of  ceaseless activity dedicated to a self-less service to the nation. Born in an educated Aggarwal Read More …

200th anniversary celebrations of the Paika Rebellion

President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Paika Rebellion of Odisha in New Delhi. About the rebellion: The uprising of soldiers led by Buxi Jagabandhu (Bidyadhar Mohapatra) took place in Khurda of Odisha. The revolt came to be known as Paika rebellion. The traditional Read More …