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Inscriptions of Orissa (Vol. 1): (Vol.I: Circa Fifth-Eight Centuries A.D.)

Inscriptions of Orissa (Vol. 1): (Vol.I: Circa Fifth-Eight Centuries A.D.)

Snigdha Tripathy

  • ISBN: 9788120810778, 8120810775
  • Year of Publication: 1998
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 100
  • Language: English
Rs. 600.00

The present volume, the result of the intellectual labour, covers a subject

of immense value for those interested in the reconstruction of ancient and

mediaeval history and culture of Orissa, the major part of which is still

in darkness. Based on the original documents in the form of copper plate

and stone records, discovered from different parts of Orissa, it presents

almost a complete picture of the history and culture of the period (C.A.D.

5th-8th century A.D.) in Orissa as part of the wider scene that obtained in

the Indian sub-continent.

The volume deals with as many as sixty valuable epigraphic records that

fall within the period set for the book which have been divided into five

sections along with an extensive introductory analysis of the texts studied

from various aspects. It presents a chronologically classified list of

inscriptions which are of undoubted historical importance. In its

originality of materials and the manner of presentation, the volume is sure

to remain a source book for the research scholars in this field of their

study.

Review(s)

This book is a significant contribution in the field of Epigraphy and may

be considered as a source book for the study of the history of Orissa.

A. KAMALA VASINI

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