Q. The “Paika rebellion” was related to which of the following state?

[A] Odisha

[B] Meghalaya

[C] Tamil Nadu

[D] Kerala

Answer: A

Explanation: The Paiks of Odisha were the traditional landed militia (‘foot soldiers’ literally) and enjoyed rent free land tenures for their military service and policing functions on a hereditary basis.

The English Company’s conquest of Odisha in 1803, and the dethronement of the Raja of Khurda had greatly reduced the power and prestige of the Paiks.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT