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Veer Surendra Sai

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January 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

Maharaja Jitamitra Prasad Singhdeo and his research contributions

Following write-up is taken from navaratna news:

  • Profile of Maharaja Jitamitra Prasad Singhdeo
1. Name Jitamitra Prasad Singh Deo  
2. Father’s Name     : Raja Anup Singh Deo  
Mother’s Name     : Rani Shoubhagya Manjari Devi  
3. Date of Birth         : 29th August 1946  
4. Permanent Address        : Palace Khariar  P.O. Khariar – 766 107 Dist. Nuapada  Orissa, India  
5. Achievements through Discoveries: (i)Discovered “Pre-historic Rock Art of Yogimath Donger,” on 21st Dec. 1970.(ii) Discovered “Pre-historic Rock Art of Ghat Ghumar,” on 13th March 1980.(iii)First person to draw the attention of Govts. of Orissa & India, including scholars to the Archacological importance of Maraguda Valley in Nuapada district, Orissa.

(iv) Discovered the Sarabhapuriya Copper Plates set of Mahajayaraja (Vide : Indian Museum Bulletin, Vol. XI, No.1, January 1976). Discovered many Antiquities, Terra-cottas and Palm leave manuscripts of Western Orissa. His extensive Collections are Archaeological remains have been displayed in KHARIAR BRANCH MESEUM, a Museum specially constructed for this purpose and opened on21st October 1976, by Govt. of Orissa. Now functioning at District Head Quarter Nuapada.

(v)Discovered many Archaeological antiquities in Kalahandi district and was instrumental in establishing ‘MANIKYAPUR MUSEUM,” at Bhawanipatna, the district headquarter of Kalahandi district in 1994.

(vi)Antiquities of archaeological interest like Beads, Terra-cottas, STONE BULLA, name plate inscription, archivical three volume Records of Appeal to Privy Council, record by Khariar Raja Brajaraj Singh Deo and four Gold coins of Sarabhapuriya dynasty, belonging to Sri Prasannamatra were presented to start. “ Dr. NABIN KUMAR SAHU” museum; of the History Dept. of Sambalpur University, during its formation early period, where they are exhibited at presented.

Presented one Gold coin of Sri Prasannamatra who belonged to Sarabhapuriya dynasties with other antiquities to Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneswar, where they are presented in coin cabinet and other Galleries

 
6. List of Published Books: J.P. Singh Deo is author of Critical Research papers on Archaeology, History, Yoga, Culture and their synthesis. His Eleven (11) Books are already published and five more Books are under various stages of publications. He is author of in-numerable Research papers, which are published in Journals, Bulletins, Magazines, Souvenirs, Weeklies and papers.  

Some of his books are :

  • Cultural Profile of South Kosala,Gyan Publishing Houes, New Delhi, 1987, This book is included as a reference Course Book of History of Orissa, in course of P.G. Dept. of History, Sambalpur University.
  • Origin of Jagannath Deity, Gyan publishing House, New Delhi, 1st edition 1991 and second edition 2003
  • Tantric art of Orissa, Kalpaz publications, Delhi, 2001
  • Character Assacination in Modern History of Orissa, R.N. Bhattacharya Publication, Kolkata, 2001
  • Some Tantric Esotericism of Orissa, R.N. Bhattacharya publication, Kolkata, 2001
  • Role – of Raja Rajendra Narayan Bhanja Deo of Kanika (Orissa), R.N. Bhattacharya Publication, Kolkata, 2003
  • Tantric Hedonism of Mahanadi Valley (Uddiyana Pitha), D.K. Print World (P.) Ltd. New Delhi, 2004
  • Archaeology of Orissa : With Special Reference to Nuapada and Kalahandi, R.N. Bhattacharya Publication, Kolkata, 2006.
  • Evenful Life of an Orissa Province Maker (Diaries of Raja Sir Rajendra Narayan Bhanja Deo of Kanika (1908 to 1922 A.D.), R.N. Bhattacharya Publication, Kolkata, 2006
  • Socio-Cultural History of Orissa : A case study of Khariar Estate,Punthi Pustak, Kolkata, 2006

November 30, 2009 at 3:19 pm 2 comments

Historical geography of South Koshal

“Cultural profile of south Kōśala” by Jitāmitra Prasāda Simhadeba.

November 30, 2009 at 11:50 am Leave a comment

Whither Koshal; A manuscript on the historical developments of Koshal region

This manuscript was published sometime during 1946. It is avaiable here. It gives an overview on the historical developments of Koshal region.

November 22, 2009 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

Dr. Chitrasen Pasayat’s research on the history and cultute of Western Orissa or Koshal region

Following excerpts and pictures are taken from openlibrary.org:


Dr. Chitrasen Pasayat was born in Dalai Para of Sambalpur town. He is known for his research on history and culture of western Orissa. He has published 17 books in English and Oriya language; published about 50 Research Papers in various National and International Journals namely ‘Man In India’, ‘The Eastern Anthropologist’, ‘Journal of Social Research’, ‘Man and Development’, ‘Man and Life’, ‘Orissa Historical Research Journal’, ‘Orissa Review’, ‘Adivasi’, etc.

Dr. Pasayat is associated with many Academic Associations. He has also Membership in various Professional Organisations. He is the Life Member of the following bodies: (1) Indian Sociological Society, New Delhi; (2) Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society, Lucknow; (3) Institute of Applied Anthropology and Social Research, Kolkata; (4) Orissa Economic Association; (5) The Institute of Oriya Studies, Cuttack; (6) Indian Folklore Association; (7) Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Allahabad; (8) Orissa History Congress.

He is still active in research and writing. Following are some of his books:

Veer Surendra Sai by Chitrasen Pasayat; Paschim Orissa Agrani Sangathan, Bhubaneswar, 2009

Development of Tribal Women by Chitrasen Pasayat Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd., 4374/4B, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002, India, 200

Adivasi Moukhika Sahitya Parampara by Chitrasen Pasayat ; Sahitya Akademi, 2007

Paschima Odisara Lokagita by Chitrasen Pasayat; Folklore Foundation, 152-Vijay Vihar, Nuagaon Road, PO: Sishupalgarh, Bhubaneswar-751002, Orissa, 2008

Tribe, Caste and Folk Culture by Chitrasen Pasayat; Rawat Publications, 3-Na-20, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan, INDIA, 1998

Glimpses of Tribal and Folk Culture by Chitrasen Pasayat;Anmol Publications, 4374/4B, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002, INDIA, 2003

Subarnapura Darabari Sahitya by Chitrasen Pasayat; Gyanajuga Publication, N-6/428, IRC Village, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar-751015, Orissa, INDIA, 2008

November 22, 2009 at 10:22 am Leave a comment

New Book- Western Orissa: Past & Present

Thanks to Mr. Tapas Sarangi for the following pictures and information:

From the content it looks like this books gives a nice  overview of Western Orissa. It has separate chapters on  history, heritage, religion, language, culture and art, tourist places, agriculture, education, and industrialization of Western Odisha or Koshal region.

November 18, 2009 at 2:21 pm 1 comment

Books on the history and culture of South Koshal

Following are some of the books about history of  Dakhin Koshal. This list is taken from http://www.indiastudies.org/Publications%20on%20Orissa.pdf.

  • Cultural profile of South Kosala from early period till the rise of the Nagas and the Chauhans in 14th century A.D. Delhi: Gian Publishing House, 1987. Author: Jitamitra Prasad Singh Deo

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The above cover picture is taken from google book site.

  • Political history of the Somavamsi kings of South Kosala and Orissa. New Delhi: Oriental Publishers, 1978.Author: S.R. Nema
  • Comprehensive history of Orissa: Dakshina Kosala under the Sarabhapuriyas. Calcutta: Punthi Pustak, 1985. Author: S.P.Tiwari

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Dear Readers,

This list is not complete. If you know about some books or you have a book about South Kosala. Please leave a comment here. You can also send me the cover pictures of the books.

November 15, 2009 at 3:38 pm 2 comments

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