Prataparudradeva, the Last Great Suryavamsi King of Orissa (A.D. 1497 to A.D. 1540)

Author: Dipti Ray

Publisher: Northern Book Centre

ISBN: 9788172111953

Category: Kings and rulers

Page: 196

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Little has so far been written on the "Prataparudradeva, the last great suryavamsi king of Orissa". For the first time in this work attempt has been made to throw new light on this field and thereby filling up a very major gap in the study of Orissan History.Salient Features?This illuminating volume leads to fascinating revelations about the life and activities of the great king Prataparudradeva.?It constitutes a unique asset in understanding how Prataparudradeva who more or less through out his life had a fight and fight against adversaries from the North from the South and from the West with both Hindu and Muslim powers and proved himself as a great emperor of Orissa. Not only did he show his persistence to fight out the enemy but also in diplomatic skill he was found well conversant.?In the field of religion his contribution was no less, He was a respector of all the religions and was tolerant to all religious sect. The most remarkable event in the field of religion during his rule was steady growth of Oriya Vaishnavism as well as Goudiya Vaishnavism under his patronage.?Economic life of Orissa received new turn during his rule. He allowed the Portuguese traders to establish a settlement at Pipli in Balasore District (Orissa). The industries of Orissa got a boost because of the Portuguese demand.?He himself was a poet and great patronised of Literature. His court was adorned with galaxy of very important poets. In his reign the contributions of Panchasakha to the Oriya Literature paved the way for further prosperity in later period. The Panchasakha's also initiated a reformist movement which sought to remove social barriers and minimized the existing social problem of inequality between man and man.?He was strong and efficient administrator. The key note of his administrative system was to bring peace and prosperity of the people.?If people suffered from the baneful effect of natural calamities like famine and drought he was alert to do his best for welfare of the suffering mass.?Hope this book from a variety of stand points will be popular for the scholars, students and the public.

Inscriptions of Orissa: Circa 5th-8th centuries A.D

Author: Snigdha Tripathy

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120810778

Category: Inscriptions

Page: 301

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The present volume, the result of the intellectual labour, covers a subject of immense value for those interested in the reconstruction of ancient and mediaeval history and culture of Orissa, the major part of which is still in darkness. Based on the original documents in the form of copper plate and stone records, discovered from different parts of Orissa, it presents almost a complete picture of the history and culture of the period (C.A.D. 5th-8th century A.D.) in Orissa as part of the wider scene that obtained in the Indian sub-continent.The volume deals with as many as sixty valuable epigraphic records that fall within the period set for the book which have been divided into five sections along with an extensive introductory analysis of the texts studied from various aspects. It presents a chronologically classified list of inscriptions which are of undoubted historical importance. In its originality of materials and the manner of presentation, the volume is sure to remain a source book for the research scholars in this field of their study.

Economic History of Orissa

Author: Nihar Ranjan Patnaik

Publisher: Indus Publishing

ISBN: 9788173870750

Category: Odisha (India)

Page: 389

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This Book Presents Current Trends As Well As Long-Term Themes Of The Economic History Of Orissa And Thus Tries To Serve The Need Of The Academic Community In Bringing About A New Orientation In The Study Of Orissan History.

Bhubaneswar

From a Temple Town to a Capital City

Author: Ravi Kalia

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809318766

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 439

In this informative new book, Ravi Kalia continues his examination of the planning of Indian cities begun with his earlier study of Chandigarh. Here, Kalia makes systematic inquiries into the political circumstances that brought about modern Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state of Orissa, to reveal the historical and social circumstances that shaped the city. In this account, Kalia brilliantly shows the interplay of indigenous religious forces, regional loyalty, and Western secular ideas in the context of twentieth-century international architecture and planning movements. This book will prove invaluable to historians, architects, planners, sociologists, and scholars interested in India, as well as those interested in urban planning in developing countries.

The Bhāgavata Purāna

Sacred Text and Living Tradition

Author: Ravi M. Gupta,Kenneth R. Valpey

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231531478

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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A vibrant example of living literature, the Bhagavata Purana is a versatile Hindu sacred text written in Sanskrit verse. Finding its present form by the tenth century C.E., the work inspired several major north Indian devotional (bhakti) traditions as well as schools of dance and drama, and continues to permeate popular Hindu art and ritual in both India and the diaspora. Introducing the Bhagavata Purana's key themes while also examining its extensive influence on Hindu thought and practice, this collection conducts the first multidimensional reading of the entire text. Each essay focuses on a key theme of the Bhagavata Purana and its subsequent presence in Hindu theology, performing arts, ritual recitation, and commentary. The authors consider the relationship between the sacred text and the divine image, the text's metaphysical and cosmological underpinnings, its shaping of Indian culture, and its ongoing relevance to contemporary Indian concerns.

Ibss: Economics: 1999

Author: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415240093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 654

View: 4211

The International Bibliographies of the Social Sciences have been renowned for their international coverage and rigorous selection procedures for nearly 50 years. Arranged by topic and indexed by author, subject and place-name, each bibliography lists and

Indian Esoteric Buddhism

A Social History of the Tantric Movement

Author: Ronald M. Davidson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231501021

Category: Religion

Page: 475

View: 369

Despite the rapid spread of Buddhism—especially the esoteric system of Tantra, one of its most popular yet most misunderstood forms—the historical origins of Buddhist thought and practice remain obscure. This groundbreaking work describes the genesis of the Tantric movement in early medieval India, where it developed as a response to, and in some ways an example of, the feudalization of Indian society. Drawing on primary documents—many translated for the first time—from Sanskrit, Prakrit, Tibetan, Bengali, and Chinese, Ronald Davidson shows how changes in medieval Indian society, including economic and patronage crises, a decline in women's participation, and the formation of large monastic orders, led to the rise of the esoteric tradition in India that became the model for Buddhist cultures in China, Tibet, and Japan.

Boats of South Asia

Author: Sean Mcgrail,Lucy Blue,Eric Kentley,Colin Palmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134431309

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This book sets new standards for the documentation of water transport, and introduces styles of boat-building which are unlikely to be found outside the sub-Continent. A fascinating and accessible read for anyone interested in boats or the South Asian way of life, as well as ethnographers, maritime archaeologists and historians, Boats of South Asia covers recent, exhaustive fieldwork in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; and covers a vast array of traditional boats used in the sub-Continent today for fishing and other coastal, riverine tasks.

National Movement and Politics in Orissa, 1920-1929

Author: Pritish Acharya

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132100018

Category: History

Page: 324

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This book is a comprehensive study of the nationalist movement and politics in Orissa during the 1920s. It examines the national movement in the late nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth century prior to the launch of the Civil Disobedience Movement by focusing on the regional peculiarities, especially the Oriya linguistic and cultural identity movement. Based on extensive research, it reflects upon the emergence of a class of new intelligentsia as an opinion maker of the society, its concern for societal needs, the divergent trends within it, the commonalities and differences among them and the organizational linkages between the local intelligentsia and the nationalists. Despite the contradictions, the author argues that the local and national aspirations were not antagonistic but complemented each other, as witnessed during the Calcutta Congress of 1928, establishing the Indian National Congress' twin commitments on the question of regional identity and national liberation. National Movement and Politics in Orissa: 1920-29 is a valuable contribution to the discourse on the nationalist movement and will be of great interest to students and scholars of modern Indian history as well as to the social science academia.

Goddesses in Ancient India

Author: P. K. Agrawala

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 8170171849

Category:

Page: 146

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Dr. Agrawala S Present Work Largely Represents His Ph.D. Thesis (Approved By The Banaras Hindu University) In A Revised Up-To-Date Form. He Has Brought Out A Most Comprehensive And Thorough Analysis Of The Material On The Worship Of Goddesses In The Proto-Historic And Vedic Periods Of India. A Vast Amount Of Archaeological Evidence Is Carefully Sifted And Analysed By Him In A Truer Cultic Perspective As Throwing New Light On The Role Of Mother-Goddesses In The Protohistoric Cultures Ranging From Small Agricultural Communities Of Baluchistan Foothills To The Highly Developed Harappans. Dr. Agrawala Has Also Identified And Discussed In A Systematic Manner Varied Motifs And Concepts Of Fertility Cultus In The Rgveda And Later Vedic Texts Which Were Subsequently Formulated Into Definite Images, Personifications And Attributes. He Has Marshalled In A Fully Objective Treatment All Those References In The Vedic Literature That Go Now To Reveal Numerous Fresh Aspects Of This Hitherto Unexplored Subject. One Is Able Indeed To See Through The Present Work How The Rgvedic Goddesses,Mostly Abstractions, Later On Assumed Mythical Definitions In The Pantheon And How The Folk Culture Of India Exercised Its Far-Reaching Influences On Higher Priestly Religion Not Only By Contributing Its Own Share Of Goddesses But Also Through Their More Concrete Identification With The Already Existing Ones In Myths And Cult Rituals.

Ideology and Status of Sanskrit

Contributions to the History of the Sanskrit Language

Author: Jan E. M. Houben

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004106130

Category: Social Science

Page: 499

View: 5765

The present volume contains studies of crucial periods and important areas in the history of the Sanskrit language, from the earliest, Vedic and pre-Vedic periods, through the period of "Greater India," up to the recent history of Sanskrit in India.