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State Formation in Ancient Orissa

Prafulla Kumar Mohanty (Author)
Synopsis Study of the state formation is a recent development in the field of historical research. The book is a systematic study of the state formation process in Orissa from the earliest time to the beginning of the twelfth century A.D. different theories of the state formation applied to different parts of the world have been analysed. The author also examines the models of the state formation prescribed by the scholars in the Indian context and the applicability of the models to Orissan setting is tested. The theories given by R.S. Sharma, Burton Stein and Hermann Kulke are critically examined. Alongwith the theoretical framework, a survey of a number of subregional state, like the Matharas, Nalas, Vigrahas, Manas, Dattas, Sailodbhavas and Bhauma-Karas is made by the author. Importance is also given to the socioeconomic basis of the subregional and regional kingdoms. The author draws his conclusion mainly on the basis of the study of a large number of inscriptions.
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About the author

Prafulla Kumar Mohanty

Dr. Prafulla Kumar Mohanty (b. 1958) earned in M.Sc. degree in Zoology from Utkal University in 1980. Immediately after M.Sc. he joined as a Lecturer in the Post-Graduate Department of Zoology, Utkal University in 1981. Subsequently he undertook M.Phil. degree in 1983 from same University and continued his research work on sericology for which Samalpur University conferred the Ph.D. degree to him. Dr. Mohanty is a popular science writer and he has published more than 170 popular science articles in various scientific magazines. For his popular scientific writing, Orissa Bigyan Prachar Samiti, Orissa has fecilitated in 1992 and also awarded Dr. Gopal Chandra Pattnaik memorial award in 1998. He is a member of several learned scientific societies. He is also a member of Academic Committee of the Council off Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Bhubaneswar, Orissa. He is associated with the State Resource Centre for Adult Educatioin (SRC), Orissa, Orissa State Bureau of Textbook in contributing scripts for the organisation. He has written 7 books in English and recently three popular science books in regional language written by him have been published. Due to his contribution in the field of tropical wild sericulture, he was invited to the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, Kenya in 1999. On account of the academic excellence and distinguish standing in research, the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences, New York, USA has invited to the membership in the academy; International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England offered ‘The Twentieth Century Award for Achievement’ and the American Biographical Institute has conferred the membership to the ‘Research Board of Advisors’ since 2001.

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Bibliographic information

Title State Formation in Ancient Orissa
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Punthi Pustak
Language: English
isbn 8186791345
length v+220p., Bibliography; Index