Baksi Odia Book By Sashikanta Mishra

Jagabandhu Bidyadhara Mohapatra Bhramarbara Raya popularly known as Buxi Jagabandhu or Paika Khandayat Buxi was the commander of the forces of the king of Khurda. He is one of the earliest freedom fighters of India. The great Paika rebellion in 1817 was under his leadership.Jagabandhu Bidyadhara had got the title of Buxi in inheritance from his ancestors which represents the rank of the commander of the forces of the King of Khurda, a rank second only to the king. He was born in an aristocratic Khandayat family.m His family was provided with Jagirs and the estate of ‘Killa Roranga’ for generations by the King of Khurda.It was the first rebellion of the Paika with the support of common people against the British Rule. The land revenue policy of the British was the primary cause of the rebellion in 1817.Bakshi Jagabandhu was the hero of the Paika rebellion of 1817 in Khordha. Born possibly in 1773 in Rorunga, near Puri, his actual name was Jagabandhu Vidyadhar Mahapatra Bhramarbar Ray. His ancestors were the commander in chief or Bakshi of the Khordha army. Therefore Jagabandhu was popularly known as Bakshi Jagabandhu.Killa Rorunga was purchased by his ancestors which they had retained till the time of British occupation of Odisha in 1803.