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History of Cuttack
Cuttack is a place of historical significance and is the second largest city in Orissa. Deriving its name from the word 'Kataka' which means 'The Fort', the city of Cuttack is believed to have developed around the ancient Barabati fort. Cuttack was first ruled by the kings of the Ganga dynasty, followed by the reign of Solar dynasty and then later on by Mughal rulers. Cuttack achieved its significance as an important trade centre in 1750 under the Marathas rule and became a business hub for trade between the Marathas of Nagpur and the English Merchants of Bengal. Under the...