Recently, the Centre has said that the Paika rebellion cannot be called the first War of Independence. It has also been suggested that it would be included as a case study in the Class 8 National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) history textbook. Paika Rebellion was fought by the Paikas of Khudra in Odisha. It was led by Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhara. The rebellion was fought against the British in 1820s.For the first time in 2017, the Odisha state cabinet had passed a proposal to formally urge the centre to declare the Paika rebellion as the first war of Independence. In 2018 the Government released the commemorative coin and postage stamp in memory of Paika Rebellion.
How did the rebellion begin?
What is Paika Rebellion?
What is the Centre’s stand?
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