Demanding status of First War of Independence to Paika Bidroha, hundreds of Paikas on Friday took out a massive march in Bhubaneswar.
The ‘Paika Bidroha’, which took place 40 years before the 1857 Sepoy Uprising, involved peasants who fought the British after their economic structure was challenged.
Bhubaneswar/Thiruvananthapuram: A section of historians in Kerala today 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 minor […]
Varanasi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that had it not been for Veer Savarkar, India wouldn’t have known the importance of the 1857 Mutiny. “The Mutiny of 1857 would have remained a revolt as the British had called it. It was Veer Savarkar who gave it the name of the first war […]