With a Foreword by Dr. Manmath Nath Das.
389p., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Economic Life in Ancient Orissa 2. Economic Life of Orissa Under the Bhauma-Karas 3. Economic Life of Orissa Under the Somavamsis 4. Economic Life of Orissa Under the Imperial Gangas 5. Trade and Commerce in Orissa During the Ganga Rule 6. Economic Life of Orissa Under the Suryavamsi Gajapatis 7. Ancient System of Currency in Rural Orissa 8. Currency and Barter System in Medieval Orissa 9. Maritime Activities of Orissa 10. Trade and Commerce in ancient and Early Medieval Orissa 11. Land and Agriculture in Medieval Orissa 12. Economic Life of Orissa During Afghan Mughal and Maratha Rule 13. Economic Life in the Feudatory States of Orissa 14. Trade and Commerce in the 19th Century Orissa 15. British Trade in Cotton Goods and the Decline of Cotton Industry in Orissa 16. British Salt Policy in Orissa 17. Agricultural Development in British Orissa 18. Irrigation in British Orissa 19. Land Revenue Administration in British Orissa 20. Tenancy Legislation of Orissa 21. Transport and Communication System in Orissa 22. Natural Calamities in Orissa During the British Rule 23. Economic Life of the Tribals of Orissa
Economic History has presently become a subject of great interest among scholars. This books, a unique collection of scholarly articles, presents a general survey of the economic history of Orissa from the earliest times to the end of the British rule. It attempts to provide, at one place, well known contributions from distinguished scholars and combines ther various ways of approaches and points of emphasis in their different areas of specialization. The book presents current trends as well as long-term themes of the economic history of Orissa and thus tries to serve the need of the academic community in bringing about a new arientation in the study of Orissan history. This book will, undoubtedly, deepen our understanding of the economic prosperity and deterioration of Orissa in her past. It is hoped that every one interested in the economic history of Orissa will find this work quite informative and illuminative.