Paika Rebellion 1817 - GK Notes for Exams

Year: 1817

State: Odisha

Leader : Bakshi Jagabandhu
Buxi Jagabandhu Statue

  • The Paika Rebellion, also called the Paika Bidroha, was an armed rebellion against the British East India Company's rule in Odisha in 1817. 

  • The Paikas rose in rebellion under their leader Bakshi Jagabandhu and, projecting Jagannath as the symbol of Odia unity, the rebellion quickly spread across most of Odisha before being ruthlessly put down by the company's forces.
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