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New Horizons in History and Culture (Prof. Manmath Padhy Felicitation Volume)

New Horizons in History and Culture (Prof. Manmath Padhy Felicitation Volume)

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Item Code: NAY706
Author: Benudhar Patra
Publisher: Pratibha Prakashan, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2015
ISBN: 9788177023718
Pages: 380 (Throughout Color and B/w Illustrations)
Cover: HARDCOVER
Other Details: 11.00 X 9.00 inch
Weight 1.38 kg
About the Book
The present work "New Horizons in History and Culture" is a sincere Endeavour to unravel some new aspects of history and culture. It covers a wide range of issues relating to archaeology, social transformation, women empowerment, education, literature, maritime history, epigraphy, art and architecture, culture, historical geography, economic structure, political processes, tribal studies, folklore, folk dance and folk culture, Sakti cult, the cult of Jagannath, tourism , missionary activities, Praja Mandal Movement, aspects of British Odisha etc. It brings together seminal essays contributed by eminent scholars working on different aspects of history through which they tried to explore specific areas of their interest. Articles in this volume though written from various angles and covers different aspects collectively raise certain common issues and are based on interdisciplinary scientific approach. The objective of this monograph is to explore the new horizons of research in history and its allied social sciences. This volume will fascinate students, researchers, teachers, academicians and general readers alike who are interested in various facets of history and culture of India in general and that of Odisha in particular.

About the Author
Dr. Benudhar Patra is presently teaching in the P.G. Department of History, Post Graduate Government College, and Chandigarh. He has to his credit more than 100 research papers which are published in various journals of national and international repute. He is a member of more than dozen Academic Societies and Professional Organizations. His publications include Studies in the Heritage, History & Archaeology of Orissa Dalits in Historical Perspective in North-Western India and Maritime Trade and Overseas Activities of Early India: Odishan Perspective.

Professor Bhagabana Sahu, D.Utt. at present is serving as Professor in the Department of History, Berhampur University, Odisha. He authored four books. He has contributed more than one hundred research papers and popular articles to different Journals and edited books of national repute. He has varied experiences as Principal, Warden of P.G. Hostels, Head of the P.G. Department of History, Chairman of Board of Studies in History and Secretary Sports Council. Dr. Sadananda Nayak is a Lecturer in the P.G. Department of History, Sambalpur University, Odisha. He is a Life member of Odisha History Congress, South Indian History Congress, Indian History Congress and Institute of Social Development & Research (Ranchi). He has published 3 Books and a number of articles in reputed national and international journals to his credit.

Dr. Achintya Mahapatra is presently working as a Sr. Lecturer in Royal University of Bhutan. He has to his credit four books and published a large number of research papers in several research journals of national and international repute. He has visited various countries and participated in several conferences and seminars.

He is an active member of various professional bodies like Indian History Congress, International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), USA, India Tourism Congress (ITC) and Odisha History Congress etc.

Foreword
I am delighted to learn that a volume entitled New Horizons in History and Culture is being brought out as a Felicitation Volume in honor of Professor Manmath Padhy, Professor, P.G. Department of History, Berhampur University, Odisha. This volume contains many well-researched articles contributed by eminent scholars and historians of national and international repute.

History is the study of the human past as it is described in the written documents left by human beings. It is a narration of events which have already happened. It is an account of rise and fall of nations, and other great changes which have affected the social and political conditions of human race. The main purpose of the study of history is to reconstruct a truthful account of the past. There is an imperative to study history as it would enable a person to cope with future challenges in life.

The term culture refers to the "sum total of integrated learned behavior patterns which are characteristics of the members of a society and which are, therefore, not the result of biological inheritance". It includes good taste, refinement, achievement in and appreciation of the fine arts, music and literature. Culture refers to the behavior traits that distinguish man from other species.

Culture consists of all the social organizations through which members of the society are grouped together into such entities as family, community and state. Culture is crucial to all human existence.

It consists of normative behavior patterns and showed ways or patterns of thinking and feeling as well as doing. Thus, a culture is a society's system of common heritage.

I congratulate the Editorial Board for their painstaking efforts and Endeavour to bring out this edited volume to commemorate the occasion of superannuation of Professor Manmath Padhy, an eminent historian, sincere teacher, committed researcher, creative writer, besides being a dynamic academic administrator.

I am sure this volume will be of immense help to those who have interest to update their knowledge on different dimensions of history and culture. I am confident that this volume will also receive wide acclaim from the general public.

I record a word of appreciation for the publishers for bringing out this volume for the benefit of those having research interest in history and culture.

Professor Padhy has a pleasant personality and exemplary enthusiasm, zeal and commitment for teaching, research and administration. Though he is going to retire on attaining the age of superannuation, those who have come. in close contact with him, one cannot believe that he is retiring. I hope that Professor Padhy will continue to contribute to history and knowledge with same enthusiasm and zeal during his post-retirement life. I wish him a peaceful and prosperous life.

Preface
It is a matter of great pleasure in bringing out a felicitation volume in honor of Professor Manmath Padhy, a historian of high reputation and integrity. Professor Padhy is a great historian and is well known for some innovative research contributions, particularly in the medieval and modem periods of Odishan history; a felicitation volume like the present one is most befitting Endeavour to honor a brilliant teacher and an outstanding researcher like him. The contributions of Professor Padhy in various aspects of Odishan history such as society, economy and literature of medieval Odisha, British judicial system, police administration under the British, freedom movement, tourism, travel and hospitality, shaktism, science and technology, and the origin and growth of Madhav cult in Odisha are very noteworthy. The felicitation volume committee which was constituted a year back with the students and scholars of Professor Padhy, indeed, has taken a wise and praiseworthy decision to publish a felicitation volume in his honor.

The objective of the present monograph is to explore the new horizons of research in history and culture, and hence, brings together seminal essays contributed by eminent scholars working on different aspects of history. Scholars pertaining to various aspects of history and its sister social sciences have contributed well researched and systematically written articles for publication in this volume. They have tried to explore specific areas of their interest. Though the articles are not in uniform in their content, interpretation and analysis and written from various angles, still they throw welcome light on recent researches on various aspects of history relating to archaeology, social transformation, women empowerment, education, maritime history, epigraphy, art, architecture, culture, historical geography, economic structure, political processes, tribal studies, folklore, folk dance, shakti cult, the cult of Jagannath, Buddhism, tourism, missionary activities, Praja MandaI Movement, literature, aspects of British Odisha etc. We are extremely thankful to all the contributors for contributing their valuable research papers on time and in a neat manner. The views and contents of the papers are of respective scholar's own. This volume will fascinate students, researchers, teachers, academicians and general readers alike who are interested in various facets of history and culture of India in general and that of Odisha in particular.

We are grateful to Dr.Radhey Shyam Shukla, the publisher of the Pratibha Prakashan for honoring our proposal to publish the volume and bringing it out within a record time in a neat and excellent form. Sincere thanks to associate editors, who tried their best to see the volume in the present form.

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