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Paika rebellion of Odisha was spectacular, but Prakash Javadekar dubbing it as 'India's first war of independence' is a stretch
India

Paika rebellion of Odisha was spectacular, but Prakash Javadekar dubbing it as 'India's first war of independence' is a stretch

It would be a stretch to call the Paika rebellion India’s first war of Independence. This is because the British witnessed a string of uprisings from the very inception of its rule, largely because traditional rights were extinguished or redefined and land rents were jacked up.

1,200 years of servitude: PM Modi offers food for thought
Politics

1,200 years of servitude: PM Modi offers food for thought

The question, it seems, is not about foreign rule or local rule, but about 'slavery' or subservience to a foreign power that gave birth to slave mentality.