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Some Aspects of British Administration in Orissa (1912 - 1936)

D.D. Sharma (Author)
Synopsis Some Aspects of British Administration in Orissa (1912-1936) is a systematic account of the history of Orissa during the period it was tagged with Bihar. For an integrated account of the British Indian history, such regional surveys of different parts of India would help to indicate the process of change which was coming over India during the early decades of the 20th century. A detailed account of the main aspect of the British administration and policy, such as land revenue policy and administration, justice and police, education, agriculture problems, flood and irrigation, industrial policy, trade and commerce, excise policy and administration, from the main bulk of the work. This study also covers the problem of administrative reorganization, including the movement for and creation of a separate province. The impact of the British Policy has been studied in the border context of Indian administration and fiscal problems. Based on primary source materials including manuscript records, this volume will prove to be a valuable addition to our knowledge of modern Orissa.
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About the author

D.D. Sharma

Prof. D.D. Sharma (b. 1924) is a renowned scholar of Sanskrit and Linguistics. Besides a PhD in Sanskrit from the Benaras Hindu University, PhD and D.Litt in Linguistics from the Panjab University, Chandigarh - where he served or nearly 28 years - he holds diplomas in French, German and Persian. He also earned the highest Oriental title of Sahityacarya.

Prof. Sharma is well acquainted with nearly two dozen Indian and foreign languages and has to his credit 48 research volumes and scores of research papers on the subjects of different languages, cultures and literatures.

He was awarded the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship (1984-86) to undertake the linguistic survey of the Himalayan languages from Ladakh in the west to Bhutan in the east.

On his retirement (1989), he was awarded Emeritus Fellowship by the UGC for the completion of his 12-volume research project on Himalayan languages, of which 10 volumes have already appeared. He is also working on a 9-volume project on Socio-Cultural History of Uttarakhand, of which 5 volumes have already been published. His ambitious project, Cultural Encyclopaedia of Uttarakhand (5 Vols.) is also under preparation.

The present volume is an outcome of the research project for which he was awarded the Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowship for the years 2001-2003 by IGNCA.

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Title Some Aspects of British Administration in Orissa (1912 - 1936)
Author D.D. Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1992
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817188072X
length 240p.
Subjects History