Debagarh is the previous capital of Bamanda or Bamra royal condition of British India. The ruler of this regal state has a place with Ganga vamsi administration and one of the developed illustrious group of Gajapati sovereign of Odisha. Raja Shri Basudeb Sudhal Deb (1869–1903) was an illuminated ruler, he did much to further conditions in august state and for the reason for Oriya patriotism. His commitment was more towards Literature, Education and Art.
He built up an instructive establishment, which is right now understood as Raja Basu Dev High School. His child had similarly added to the social,cultural and logical advancement of Debagarh. Bamanda was the main regal state to present postal,telegraph and power in India. Right now Jagannath sahitya sansad is effectively rousing and advancing neighborhood ability in the field of craftsmanship and writing in Oriya dialect.