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Aspects of Indian History and Historiography (Prof. Kalyan Kumar Dasgupta Felicitation Volume)

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Item Code: NAJ296
Author: P. K. Mishra
Publisher: Kaveri Books
Language: English
Edition: 2016
ISBN: 9788174790095
Pages: 315 (5 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 10.0 inch X 7.5 inch
Weight 800 gm
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The book contains research papers based on intensive study and field work by authors who are renowned for deep erudition and critical acumen. The topics cater to the requirements of Scholars working on various aspects of Political and Socio-economic history, popular movements, India and the External world and historiography. A study of this interesting and illuminating volume will be highly rewarding.

About the Author

Dr. P.K. Mishra, Ph.D., D. Litt. (b.1937) is the Senior most Professor of History, Sambalpur University, Orissa. His major works are (i) Political History of Orissa, 1900-1937 (New Delhi, 1979) (ii) Evolution of Orissa and her Culture (Calcutta, 1983); (iii) History of Orissa (Co-author) (Cuttack,1980). His edited works are: (i) Madhusudan Das, the Legislator (Ranchi, 1980); (iii) Modern World, A New Perspective (New Delhi, 1989) (iii) Culture, Tribal History and Freedom Movement (New Delhi, 1989), (iv) Heritage of India, Past and Present, 2 vols (New Delhi, 1994) etc. He was Secretary, Orissa History Congress (1978-82) and its President during 1986-87 and 1994-95. He was the Editor of the Journal of Orissa History during 1979-82. He has several other publications to his credit. He conducted a research project sponsored by the Ford Foundation of India during 1989-93 for the Survey and Documentation of Monuments in the Upper Mahanadi Valley.


Professor Kalyan Kumar Dasgupta is a familiar name in the domain of Indology. An exhaustive list of his publications has been furnished as Appendix to the present volume to provide a glimpse of the vast panorama of intellectual pursuits of the learned scholar. This volume represents yet another attempt to felicitate him for his significant contributions as an lndologist and man of letters. In response to our request large number of papers were received from various corners of the world in recognition of Professor Dasgupta’s scholarship. The papers compiled in this volume represent various aspects of Indian history and historiography covering a wide range of subjects which include popular movements, tribal history, system of education, role of temples, traditions and social customs, trade and ports, India’s foreign policy and on historiography. As the papers have been contributed by specialists on the concerned subject, the reader will have the advantage of going through the best in his area of interest. In compiling the papers the Editors have taken pains to ensure the qualitative aspect as befitting tribute to the great savant of Bengal. They will feel their humble labour fruitful if the volume meets the expectations of the students and scholars engaged in historical research.

We are thankful to M/s. Kaveri Books for showing keen interest in bringing out this work with meticulous care and diligence.



  Profile v
  Board of Editors ix
  List of Contributors xi
  Section I  
1 Petty Peasant Production and Agrarian Capitalism: A Recent View on their Relationship in Colonial India 3
2 The Congress Ministry in the Central Provinces and Berar, 1937-39: The Communal Problem 22
3 Civil Disobedience Movement and Women in Midnapore District 48
4 Nature of Agrarian Discontent and the Origin of Peasant Movements in India During the Pre-Nationalist Era (1757-1857) 53
5 Protest Movement in Manbhum against its Merger with Bihar, 1912 60
6 The Indian Reform and Awakening of the 19th Century: A Study of its Impact on Bihar 64
7 The Quit India Movement and the Tamralipta Jatiya Sarkar 76
8 Western Poligars in Madras Presidency 86
  Section II  
9 A Living Tradition of Tripura : An Ethno-Cultural Probe 101
10 Endowments to Temples in Northern India (Early Medieval Period) 112
11 Modern and Secular Trends in Muslim Social Thought in Nineteenth Century Bengal 124
12 Tribal History of Ancient Bengal 133
13 The Cola Army and the Royal Temple of Rajarajesvaram 147
14 The System of Education in Ancient Orissa (6th Century AD. to 13th Century A.D.) 155
15 Widow Burning and the Madri Episode: An Analysis 164
16 Glimpses of Social Condition of India in the Anguttara- Nikaya 167
17 Medical Science as Known to the Chinese Pilgrims 173
18 Medicine in Ancient India: A Review 178
19 Orissan Chronology: An Epigraphical Study 188
  Section III  
20 Jagannath Cult of Orissa and the Rajas of Nepal 197
21 Indians Around the Pamir Plateau in the First Decade of the Nineteenth Century: A View of Contemporary Russians 203
22 India’s Foreign Policy in the Post Cold War Era: Can it be Reconstructed to Build a South Asian Community? 211
23 Origin and Development of Arakanese Settlements in Bangladesh: A Study of Arakan-Bangladesh Relations (1760-1825) 215
  Section IV  
24 Craft of History Writing: An Early Indian Perspective 225
25 A Lost Book on Politics in Ancient India 236
26 Perspectives of rsu and Buddhistic Studies and Bimala Chum Law 240
27 Some Illusionistic Thoughts in History Writing 250
28 Swamikannu Pillai’s Indian Ephemeris: A Reconsideration 259
29 Voices of Protest and Dissent in the Works of Bana 269
  List of Select Writings of Prof. K.K. Dasgupta 275
  Index 287

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