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.


From a Temple Town to a Capital City

Author: Ravi Kalia

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809318766

Category: Education

Page: 236

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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.

The Politics of Hunger in India

A Study of Democracy, Governance and Kalahandi's Poverty

Author: B. Currie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230509282

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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Do people starve in democratic polities? It is often claimed that as government must respond to public needs in times of crisis, democracy has reduced famine in India since Independence. This book seeks to identify the processes which generate and perpetuate hunger in India, and what sort of intervention by public and private agencies are best suited to combat this problem. Drawing on fieldwork in the much publicised Kalahandi district, Bob Currie explains why problems of poverty and alleged starvation remain despite regular elections and extensive regional and national publicity.

Ibss: Economics: 1999

Author: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415240093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 654

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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

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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.

The Ocean of Churn

How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History

Author: Sanjeev Sanyal

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9386057611

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 324

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Much of human history has played itself out along the rim of the Indian Ocean. In a first-of-its-kind attempt, bestselling author Sanjeev Sanyal tells the history of this significant region, which stretches across East Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent to South East Asia and Australia. He narrates a fascinating tale about the earliest human migrations out of Africa and the great cities of Angkor and Vijayanagar; medieval Arab empires and Chinese ‘treasure fleets’; the rivalries of European colonial powers and a new dawn. Sanjeev explores remote archaeological sites, ancient inscriptions, maritime trading networks and half-forgotten oral histories, to make exciting revelations. In his inimitable style, he draws upon existing and new evidence to challenge well-established claims about famous historical characters and the flow of history. Adventurers, merchants, explorers, monks, swashbuckling pirates, revolutionaries and warrior princesses populate this colourful and multifaceted narrative. The Ocean of Churn takes the reader on an amazing journey through medieval geopolitics and eyewitness accounts of long-lost cities to the latest genetic discoveries about human origins, bringing alive a region that has defined civilization from the very beginning.

Historians and historiography

twentieth-century Orissa

Author: Subash Chandra Padhi,Brahmapura Biśvabidyāḷaẏa. Post Graduate Dept. of History

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788175741775

Category: Historians

Page: 175

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Contributed articles presented earlier in two seminars and courses conducted by Post-graduate Department of History, Berhampur University.

The Economy of Odisha

A Profile

Author: Both Economists Delhi School of Economics Pulin Nayak,Prasanta K. Pattanaik,Santosh Panda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199464784


Page: 576

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In a diverse country like India, the level of economic development in different states differs widely, owing to varied economic structures and historical experiences. This book presents a comprehensive account of the economy of Odisha, one of the lesser developed states of the country. The chapters in the book have been contributed by 26 academic researchers, each dealing with a different aspect of Odishas economy. Covering various sectors like agriculture, industries, mining, transportation, education, and health, the book provides detailed factual information about the states economy and specific problems such as poverty and malnutrition that continue to affect the states development. Providing a critique of the strategy of development that has been pursued in the state in the recent years, the book discusses the recent growth experience of Odisha and the impact of fiscal adjustments within the state.

Boats of South Asia

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134431309

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 5367

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.