Explained: Who were the Paikas of Odisha and what will the Paika Memorial celebrate?

News:President will lay the foundation stone for a memorial to mark 200 years of the Paika Rebellion. Facts: Who were Paikas: The Paikas were a class of military retainers who had been recruited since the 16th century by kings in Odisha from a variety of social groups to render martial services in return for hereditary… Continue reading Explained: Who were the Paikas of Odisha and what will the Paika Memorial celebrate?