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Madalapanji: The Chronicle of Jagannath Temple: Rajabhoga Itihasa

 
K S Behera (Author) A N Parida (Author)
Synopsis The Madalapanji or the palm leaf chronicles are the historical diaries of the Jagannath Temple of Puri. They describe the historical events of Orissa related to Lord Jagannath. Though the actual date of starting of the Madalapanji is not known, it is believed that it might be started from" the 13th or 14th Century AD. The work is a classic and literary master piece of the first order, parallel to which very few vernacular works of India. It can be compared with Rajvansham of Sri Lanka, Rajtarangini of Kashmir or Burunji of Assam. While writing Orissan history, historians like Sir W.W. Hunter and Andrew Stirling considered the facts related in Madalapanji as base. The Madalapanji was traditionally written on a year-by-year basis.
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About the authors

K S Behera

Dr. Karuna Sagar Behera, born on 5th December, 1939 at Angul, was educated in Angul High School, Angul and Revenshaw College, Cuttack He earned M.A in History in 1960 from Utkal University with first position He obtained Post-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology from the School of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi He was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Literature by Utkal University for his study of Konarak. He joined Orssa Educational serviceman 1961 and in 1962, he was appointed as Lecturer in the Post-Graduate Department of History, Utkal University Subsequently he held the position of Reader in History and became a Professor in 1976 He has contributed to the academic life of the University as Professor and Head of the Post-Graduate Department of History, Chairman of the Post-Graduate Council, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, and Member of the Syndicate of the University for four years. He was the President of the on Sa History Congress, Member of the Central Advisory Board of Archaeology, Govt of India and Member of the Governing Body of the National Council of Science Museums His foreign visits include Germany, Finland, U K , Chinaand Indonesia. He has published several articles on Orson History, Culture, Art and Archaeology He is the author of Temples of Orssa, Konarak The Heritage of Mankind (2 vols.) and Sculptural Masterpieces from Orssa Style and Iconography (co-author) He has also contributed to Orssa Bibliography and Orssa Gazetteers. He is at present Professor of History, Utkal University and Director, Oscine Institute of Maritime and South-east Asian Studies in Bhubaneswar, Orissa He is currently conducting research into indigenous tradition of boat-building and navigation in the Indian Ocean.

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A N Parida

A.N. Parida is Head, Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Utkal University.

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Bibliographic information

Title Madalapanji: The Chronicle of Jagannath Temple: Rajabhoga Itihasa
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Amadeus Press
Language: English
isbn 9788190381321
length 128p., 28cm.