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Comprehensive History and Culture of Orissa (2 Volumes in 4 Parts)

J K Samal (Editor) P K Mishra (Editor)
Synopsis Comprehensive History and Culture of Orissa, two volumes (four parts), is an epoch making work in Indian historiography, which for the first time brings under focus the achievements of the Oriya-speaking people in the Indian contest. Almost all the leading scholars of the State have joined together to record the results of their years' of painstaking and meaningful research in a succinct and lucid manner with great objectivity and scholarly insight. Topics on sources, prehistory, history, culture, maritime trade, polity, social history, impact of Islam and Christian missionaries, agrarian problems, economic growth, tribal society, language and literature, growth and evolution of modern administration, education, nationalism, search for identity and every other aspect of human activities have been discussed in their true historical perspective. Designed in the model of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan series on History and Culture of the Indian People, these volumes represent the results of latest research on respective areas.
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About the authors

J K Samal

Dr. J.K. Samal (b. 1944) Ph.D., D,Litt., Professor of History Berhampur University, Orissa is an experienced teacher and renowned research scholar. He has published several books, namely, Orissa under the British Crown; Princely States of Orissa; History of Education in Orissa and other titles. He presided over the Orissa History Congress at its Berhampur session in 1993. He was awarded with ICHR fellowship a number of times for major research project.

P K Mishra

Dr. P.K. Mishra (b. 1973) Ph.D., D. Litt., Professor of History, Sambalpur University, Orissa is an experienced teacher and well known scholar. He has a wide range of academic interest covering archaeology, regional history and culture freedom movement and tribal history. His publications include; Political History of Orissa; Evolution of Orissa and Her Culture; Bhagabata Purana; An illustrated Palm-leaf mss, in Oriya Culture, Tribal History and Freedom Movement; Heritage of India: Past & Present, two volumes and several other titles. He was the President of Orissa History Congress in 1986-87 and 1994-95. He organized seven National Seminars and completed the Ford Foundation Research Project on Survey of Monuments in the Upper Mahanadi Valley in 1994.

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Bibliographic information

Title Comprehensive History and Culture of Orissa (2 Volumes in 4 Parts)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2008
Edition 2nd ed.
Publisher Kaveri Books
Language: English
isbn 8174790128
length xxxvii+412p.; x+413-750p., xxviii+530p., vi+531-1014p., Plates; Maps; References; Index; 26cm.