Sign In
 
Forgot password?
Enter your username or email to reset and email yourself your password
Sign In
Welcome . For your security, please choose your password.
Sign In
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Sign up
for saving your wish list, viewing past orders
receiving discounts and lots more...
Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.

Share

Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > History > Historical Geography of Orissa
Displaying 144 of 4396         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Historical Geography of Orissa
Historical Geography of Orissa
Description

From the Jacket

The region of Orissa, from the point of view of studies in historical geography, has always remained a challenging area, not least owing to its vast and complicated history, varied geography and intriguing sources. Though the historical geography of this region has been considered for analysis in the past, it has only been featured as a chapter or in a section as part of a larger whole. Thus, this work is perhaps the first attempt to present a comprehensive research study of the historical geography of Orissa.

The Author, guided by long research experience, culls material from all available sources-literary, epigraphic etc. to subject the theme to a systematic analysis that leaves not a facet of the subject unexplored. He describes and delves into the ancient, medieval and modern periods of historical growth to underline the historico-geographical significance of various kingdoms and places of importance that emerged, flourished and disintergrated at different times-as Kalinga; South Kosala; Odri, Utkalaor Tosala; Trikalinga; and the many Mandala states. He studies the physical features of the area, the mountain system of the Orissa state and its rivers, with a view to showing how they have shaped its history. The transport and communication routes in the region since ancient times are retraced to reveal the region's strong cultural and economic foundations among other things.

This book, from first to last, unfolds a wealth of interesting and useful information. Complete with an exhaustive bibliography, index and maps of Orissa, the book can immensely aid further research works on the subject.

About the Author

J.K. Sahu a historian with profound knowledge of Sanskrit and epigraphy is a reputed name in the field of Orissan studies. He has taught in leading colleges in Orissa for more than three decades and authored about 25 books in his area of specialization. He has also published over 50 articles in various prestigious journals and magazines. Having guided about a dozen scholars for their dissertation on different topics, he is currently engaged in research on a project sponsored by the Orissa Sahitya Academy.

 

Preface

THE concrete shape this volume has taken is almost exclusively due to an extremely respectful invitation, early this year, to me from Professor Prafulla Kumar Mohapatra, Coordinator of the U.G.C. Special Assistance Programme in Philosophy, Utkal University, to accept a visiting assignment and deliver a series of lectures in his Department of Philosophy. Because of my stay at Muscat in the early part of 1998, the lectures were delivered in October-November, 1998. The volume contains the materials covered in those lectures with some modification and reorganisation of their content. It was Professor Mohapatra's gentle but insistant persuasion to give the volume in a publishable form at the earliest to him which did not let me delay its completion. My most affectionate thanks to him and good wishes for a still more creative career in philosophy. I am also thankful to his colleagues and post-graduate students for having reacted very constructively to the lectures.

The volume is a work in applied ethics, though the titles of some of the chapters may not bear on their faces any sign of being a piece belonging to this field. Even the classical Indian concepts discussed here have been analysed and assessed from the point of view of their applicability. A normative concept, or theory, to be viable, must be applicable to real social situations. In fact, metaethical distinctions too must be applicable in their own zone, and a few of them are of use even in some morally sensitive situations, as has been shown in the concluding chapter.

Over the problems discussed in the volume I have been thinking for some years, of course, in instalments and in a few cases I have also been making drafts and redrafts. Some of the groundwork was done in the period of my National Fellowship offered by ICPR for which I am thankful to the latter.

The methodology of the entire work is that of conceptual analysis. I have discussed classical Indian views, on the topics covered, in a philosophical, or logical, manner, and taken classical works as human, and not divine, documents, which can be evaluated as any human document can be. I have been critical of classical views and believe that to criticise a view is to show no disrespect to its propounder. It is rather to pay one's philosophical respect to him. I also believe that only after looking critically into classical views we can build on them, or with their help, any new conceptual or normative structure. We have not so far used classical Indian ideas creatively because almost all writers on them have been mostly reportive and not critical or reconstructive.

My primary motivation in examining classical views and concepts in Part I is to ascertain how far they can be used to provide us meaningful guidance in living a morally good life in today's world. It is my conviction that a logically indefensible or incoherent normative theory or concept cannot do that. In Parts II and III I have tried to analyse, and take a stand on, some substantive ethical issues, again, from the point of view of the applicability of the basic ethical concepts relevant to them.

Some of the ideas presented in chapter V appeared earlier in my 'Aurobindo on Reality as Value' in which I held a position very different from the one held here. Similarly, some of the ideas of chapter X appeared in my 'Applying Ethics: Modes, Motives and Levels of Commitment' (Ibid., XIV/2, 1997, my General Presidential address to the Seventieth Session of Indian Philosophical Congress). In the present work, too, I have not stuck to the position I held there, and the change in this case is drastic. I am thankful to the editor of JICPR for not objecting to my using them in this work.

Before I conclude, I would like to sincerely thank Utkal University authorities, particularly those connected with DSA, and Messers D.K Printworld, New Delhi for publishing this volume. I also thank my friends Professors KS. Murty, Daya Krishna, D.P. Chattopadhyaya, P.K Sen and Bhuvan Chandel for having given me the support which one friend can give to another. My ex-student Prof. Ramesh Chandra and his wife, Dr. Vijayalakshmi, have been of immense help to me not only in academic matters, but also in many other ways to my family. My affectionate blessings for both of them and the dear kids.

 

CONTENTS
  Preface v
  Transliteration Table xvii
  Abbreviations xix
  Maps:  
  Orissa xxiii
  Orissa During the Period Under Review xxiv
  Natural Orissa or Oriya-Speaking Country Xxv
  Mahanadi Delta xxvii
1 The prologue 1
2 Kalinga 19
3 South Kosala 57
4 Utkala, Odra and Tosala 101
5 Trikalinga 139
6 Feudatory Mandala States 153
7 Mountains 211
8 Rivers 227
9 Routes and Highways 241
10 The Epilogue 259
  Bibliography 277
  Index 291
Sample Pages

















Item Code:
IDD218
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1997
Publisher:
Decent Books
ISBN:
8186921001
Language:
English
Size:
8.8" X 5.8"
Pages:
324
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 560 gms
Price:
$40.00
Discounted:
$32.00   Shipping Free
You Save:
$8.00 (20%)
Add to Wishlist
Viewed 4129 times since 30th Dec, 2015

From the Jacket

The region of Orissa, from the point of view of studies in historical geography, has always remained a challenging area, not least owing to its vast and complicated history, varied geography and intriguing sources. Though the historical geography of this region has been considered for analysis in the past, it has only been featured as a chapter or in a section as part of a larger whole. Thus, this work is perhaps the first attempt to present a comprehensive research study of the historical geography of Orissa.

The Author, guided by long research experience, culls material from all available sources-literary, epigraphic etc. to subject the theme to a systematic analysis that leaves not a facet of the subject unexplored. He describes and delves into the ancient, medieval and modern periods of historical growth to underline the historico-geographical significance of various kingdoms and places of importance that emerged, flourished and disintergrated at different times-as Kalinga; South Kosala; Odri, Utkalaor Tosala; Trikalinga; and the many Mandala states. He studies the physical features of the area, the mountain system of the Orissa state and its rivers, with a view to showing how they have shaped its history. The transport and communication routes in the region since ancient times are retraced to reveal the region's strong cultural and economic foundations among other things.

This book, from first to last, unfolds a wealth of interesting and useful information. Complete with an exhaustive bibliography, index and maps of Orissa, the book can immensely aid further research works on the subject.

About the Author

J.K. Sahu a historian with profound knowledge of Sanskrit and epigraphy is a reputed name in the field of Orissan studies. He has taught in leading colleges in Orissa for more than three decades and authored about 25 books in his area of specialization. He has also published over 50 articles in various prestigious journals and magazines. Having guided about a dozen scholars for their dissertation on different topics, he is currently engaged in research on a project sponsored by the Orissa Sahitya Academy.

 

Preface

THE concrete shape this volume has taken is almost exclusively due to an extremely respectful invitation, early this year, to me from Professor Prafulla Kumar Mohapatra, Coordinator of the U.G.C. Special Assistance Programme in Philosophy, Utkal University, to accept a visiting assignment and deliver a series of lectures in his Department of Philosophy. Because of my stay at Muscat in the early part of 1998, the lectures were delivered in October-November, 1998. The volume contains the materials covered in those lectures with some modification and reorganisation of their content. It was Professor Mohapatra's gentle but insistant persuasion to give the volume in a publishable form at the earliest to him which did not let me delay its completion. My most affectionate thanks to him and good wishes for a still more creative career in philosophy. I am also thankful to his colleagues and post-graduate students for having reacted very constructively to the lectures.

The volume is a work in applied ethics, though the titles of some of the chapters may not bear on their faces any sign of being a piece belonging to this field. Even the classical Indian concepts discussed here have been analysed and assessed from the point of view of their applicability. A normative concept, or theory, to be viable, must be applicable to real social situations. In fact, metaethical distinctions too must be applicable in their own zone, and a few of them are of use even in some morally sensitive situations, as has been shown in the concluding chapter.

Over the problems discussed in the volume I have been thinking for some years, of course, in instalments and in a few cases I have also been making drafts and redrafts. Some of the groundwork was done in the period of my National Fellowship offered by ICPR for which I am thankful to the latter.

The methodology of the entire work is that of conceptual analysis. I have discussed classical Indian views, on the topics covered, in a philosophical, or logical, manner, and taken classical works as human, and not divine, documents, which can be evaluated as any human document can be. I have been critical of classical views and believe that to criticise a view is to show no disrespect to its propounder. It is rather to pay one's philosophical respect to him. I also believe that only after looking critically into classical views we can build on them, or with their help, any new conceptual or normative structure. We have not so far used classical Indian ideas creatively because almost all writers on them have been mostly reportive and not critical or reconstructive.

My primary motivation in examining classical views and concepts in Part I is to ascertain how far they can be used to provide us meaningful guidance in living a morally good life in today's world. It is my conviction that a logically indefensible or incoherent normative theory or concept cannot do that. In Parts II and III I have tried to analyse, and take a stand on, some substantive ethical issues, again, from the point of view of the applicability of the basic ethical concepts relevant to them.

Some of the ideas presented in chapter V appeared earlier in my 'Aurobindo on Reality as Value' in which I held a position very different from the one held here. Similarly, some of the ideas of chapter X appeared in my 'Applying Ethics: Modes, Motives and Levels of Commitment' (Ibid., XIV/2, 1997, my General Presidential address to the Seventieth Session of Indian Philosophical Congress). In the present work, too, I have not stuck to the position I held there, and the change in this case is drastic. I am thankful to the editor of JICPR for not objecting to my using them in this work.

Before I conclude, I would like to sincerely thank Utkal University authorities, particularly those connected with DSA, and Messers D.K Printworld, New Delhi for publishing this volume. I also thank my friends Professors KS. Murty, Daya Krishna, D.P. Chattopadhyaya, P.K Sen and Bhuvan Chandel for having given me the support which one friend can give to another. My ex-student Prof. Ramesh Chandra and his wife, Dr. Vijayalakshmi, have been of immense help to me not only in academic matters, but also in many other ways to my family. My affectionate blessings for both of them and the dear kids.

 

CONTENTS
  Preface v
  Transliteration Table xvii
  Abbreviations xix
  Maps:  
  Orissa xxiii
  Orissa During the Period Under Review xxiv
  Natural Orissa or Oriya-Speaking Country Xxv
  Mahanadi Delta xxvii
1 The prologue 1
2 Kalinga 19
3 South Kosala 57
4 Utkala, Odra and Tosala 101
5 Trikalinga 139
6 Feudatory Mandala States 153
7 Mountains 211
8 Rivers 227
9 Routes and Highways 241
10 The Epilogue 259
  Bibliography 277
  Index 291
Sample Pages

















Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

An Episode from the Folk-Annals of Orissa
Watercolor on Patti
Artist Rabi Behera
17.5 inches X 11.5 inches
Item Code: PM24
$95.00$76.00
You save: $19.00 (20%)
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Cedar-Green Sambhalpuri Stole from Orissa with Ikat Weave
Pure Silk
6.8 ft x 1.9 ft
Item Code: SWG38
$75.00$60.00
You save: $15.00 (20%)
Brown and Maroon Bomkai Sari from Orissa with Woven Rudraksha Border and Floral Motifs
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG47
$115.00$92.00
You save: $23.00 (20%)
Maroon and Green Double-Colored Bomkai Sari from Orissa
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDF77
$135.00$108.00
You save: $27.00 (20%)
Golden Brown Bomkai Handloom Sari from Orissa with Woven Bootis and Rudraksha Border
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SAT65
$295.00$236.00
You save: $59.00 (20%)
Dazzling Blue Sambhalpuri Stole from Orissa with Ikat Weave
Pure Silk
6.7 ft x 1.9 ft
Item Code: SHU19
$75.00$60.00
You save: $15.00 (20%)
Vineyard-Green Bomkai Sari from Orissa with Woven Bootis and Box Weave on Pallu
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SAS29
$335.00$268.00
You save: $67.00 (20%)
Ivory Hand-Woven Bomkai Fabric from Orissa
Pure Cotton
43.0 Inches Wide
Item Code: SFC88
$20.00$16.00 per yard
You save: $4.00 (20%)
Quantity: 
Makers Of Modern Orissa (Contributions of some leading personalities of Orissa in the 2nd half of the 19th century)
by J. K. Samal and P. K. Nayak
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: IDH430
$22.50$18.00
You save: $4.50 (20%)
The Bhakti Movement in Orissa
by Achintya Kumar Deb
Hardcover (Edition: 1984)
Punthi Pustak
Item Code: NAH045
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
Rhythms of Life (Enacting the World with the Goddesses of Orissa)
by Frederique Appffel-Marglin
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAL409
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
The Forgotten Monuments of Orissa (In Three Volumes)
Deal 20% Off
by Bijaya Kumar Rath and Kamala Ratnam
Hardcover (Edition: 1995)
Publications Division, Government of India
Item Code: IDJ969
$75.00$48.00
You save: $27.00 (20%)
Art and Culture of Orissa
by Rabindra Mohan Senapati
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Publications Division, Government of India
Item Code: IDE689
$8.50$6.80
You save: $1.70 (20%)
Palm-Leaf Etchings of Orissa
by Durga Prashad Patnaik
Hardcover (Edition: 1989)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: IDE368
$32.50$26.00
You save: $6.50 (20%)
In The Absence of Jagannatha (The Anasara Paintings Replacing The Jagannatha Icon In Puri and South Orissa)
by Eberhard Fischer and Dinanath Pathy
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Niyogi Books
Item Code: NAJ927
$50.00$40.00
You save: $10.00 (20%)
Pata-Paintings of Orissa
by B. Mohanty
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Publications Division, Government of India
Item Code: NAE232
$20.00$16.00
You save: $4.00 (20%)

Testimonials

I received the 2 sarees and the DVDs. You truly are a treasure house for the music and other related things. You have gotten me an array of CDs,books,DVDs and not least of all beautiful sarees. All always packed with care, delivered in a timely, no hassle fashion. Your business is very trustworthy and I am so glad to have when I need to look for something.
Prashanti, USA
Hello, Just a short feedback on your new website layout: the old one was better than most of what you come across on the www, but you've managed to make it even better. I very much like the new look of the book pages and 'my gallery' pages. Thanks again for offering me a look inside the books. It's a big help for finding out if it's really what I want. Everything is perfect: the presentation of the items, your way of handling the orders, and the fast and always diligently packed parcels. Thanks to all at Exotic India, Walter
Walter
thank you sooo much for the speedy delivery!! within two days I am already wearing my beautiful Exotic Indian shawl!! thanks so much
Pat Demaret
This is the second time I am ordering kurta. The first time it was in July of 2015. The whole transaction was very smooth, and I received my order in USA within a week's tme from India. it was faster than some of the local orders that I have placed. Thank you for your efficiency.
Prabha, USA
I like Exotic India and have had a great experience so far with your books / shipping etc. Please keep it up!
Sriram, USA
Thanks to all the staff at Exotic Art for helping me acquire these wonderful books from the holy land of Bharata Varsha. Happy new year to you all and all glories to Sri Krsna, peace...
J. Idehen, UK
Exotic India is a fine organization to do business with. I have had the best trading experience and the very best customer service. The communication I have had with Vipin K. is of the highest quality; my questions and requests were quickly and professionally answered and fulfilled. A special thanks to the artist Kailash Raj for the beautiful art he produces; I have certainly been enriched by the way his art exemplifies the stories they tell. Many Thanks to all concerned.
W. J. Barnett, USA
My beautiful shawl arrived today. Thank you so much for this lovely shawl. Really, it is nicer than the photograph. I hope you and yours have a very Happy New Year and much prosperity in the New Year. With gratitude
Tom Anderson, Canada
An excellent website, as always. I do not even mention its content, which is beautiful beyond words, but I am merely referring to the great functionality and optimal design of your website. Links always work, the information is accurate and complete, images are very clear, including scanned content of your books. A pleasure to purchase from you.
Oreste, USA
I just wanted to extend my profound thanks to you for expediting my order. It was so well packaged and all import processes taken care of so the beautiful statue arrived in fabulous condition. It looks truly wonderful and I am so happy to have Lord Ganesh take pride of place in my home. Thank you again for your superb service. Best regards
Nikki Grainger
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India
Exotic India
A-16/1 Wazirpur Industrial Estate Delhi - 110052 India
- Phone: +919953839642