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Eventful Life of An Orissa Province Maker- Diaries of Raja Sir R.N. Bhanja Deo of Kanika, 1908 to 1922 A.D. (An Old and Rare Book)

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Item Code: UAW121
Author: Jitamitra Prasad Singh Deo
Publisher: R.N. Bhattacharya
Language: English
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 8187661453
Pages: 392
Other Details 8.50 X 5.50 inch
Weight 480 gm
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About The Book

The writings of Modern Orissa History has suffered from paucity of 'Native', Sources. Human vandalism, because of selfish and hypocrisy (a feigning to be better than one is), ends of earning name and fame, at the cost of others, has resulted in the destruction of the Revenue records of Orissa from 1918 to 1925 A.D. by some unknown Political Leader alias Historian and are not found in Orissa State Archives. It is for these reasons that the meticulously maintained Diaries of Raja Sir Rajendra Narayan Bhanja Deo of Kanika, in Orissa Province, acquire much monumental importance, as they province fascinating insights into the Public and Private World of Raja of Kanika, who was Soldier Hero of Oriya Nationalism and Man behind Madhusudan Das. At this juncture, the Diaries of Raja of Kanika comes out as Native source of first hand informations, and solves a great problem, in Modern History of Orissa.

Raja Sir Rajendra Narayan Bhanja Deo of Kanika, is very much mis understood in the Mcdern History of Orissa and its Oriya Nationalism studies, because the studies are one sided, from the available interpolated Datas. Therefore the Editor of this Book, had taken up the task of writing the already published Book, "Character Assasination in Modern History of Orissa".

About The Author

Jitamitra Prasad Singh Deo (born 29th August 1946) is an individual field archaeological Researcher at Khariar. He was spiritualy Initiated in 1971. He is credited with the discovery of pre-historic Rock art of Yogimath Donger, Ghat Ghumar rock art, Copper plates, Gold coins of Sarabhapuriya Dynasty, Clay Seal, Stone Seal of Panduvamsi Dynasty, Kalachuri Coins, Terra cottas, Beads and Sculptures of many types. With the presentation of his findings, Khariar Branch Museum, was opened by Govt. Of Orissa in 1976. His few archaeological findings are presented to 'Dr. N. K. Sahu Museum, of Sambalpur University and Orissa State Museum. With his effort, "Manikyapur Museum", was started by Govt. Of Orissa in 1994, at Bhawanipatna. He is Life Member of Institute of Historical Studies, Kolkata, Orissa History Congress, Red-Cross Society and Utkal Sahitya Samaj. President Khariar Sahitya Samiti which has celebrated its Centenary in 1983 and Archaeological Committee, Khariar. Author of Research Books and has contributed to different Research Journals, Bulletins, Periodicals, Magazines and Papers. He was facilitated by 'Ekamra Samman', in 2002 A.D.


Cuttack is a premier city of Orissa. It has shaped the contour and texture of the regional tradition of Orissa along with Puri, the seat of Lord Jagannath. From an uncertain and humble beginning, it has come to occupy the centre stage in the political, economic and the socio cultural life of Orissa as its capital city for almost a millennium. The trajectory of its history constitutes an eventful and complex story of continuity and change. The city's political fortune had been in a state of flux and had undergone cataclysmic changes, albeit not fundamentally in its physiognomy and in its socio-cultural forms. Its social milieu became more heterogeneous with racial, ethical, religious and sectional admixtures: with the emergence of new groups and classes, with conflicts and concur eds among them: which ultimately found a modus operendi in a syncretic way of life. In cultural and literary field, it explored new vistas and realms of experience. Cuttack, true to its capital city stature, had been performing its role as the crucible of new ideas, thereby exerting a determining influence on the habits, choice and the aesthetic senses of the people of Orissa in the same mode as do the present metropolis of contemporary India.


The Importance or urban study, particularly the historical-study of colonial urbanization, can hardly be overemphasized. The common historical experience of colonialism and imperialism has left profound Impact on the polity, society, economy and culture of the third world countries such as India. The Impact was particularly striking in respect of urban India which underwent radical structure-functional transformation under the Pax Britannica. Thus, the pattern and the process of urbanization in modern India have been strongly stamped by its colonial history. The contemporaly realities, the urban reality in particular, cannot, therefore, be properly understood unless it is analysed within the framework of the speciflcitles of the circumstances generated by its recent histoly.

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