This study on "Social History of Chhattisgarh" is a pioneering and valuable work on this subject, because no one attempted up to now to survey the Social History of this region, interpreting them in terms of an explicit clear cut theory. Some political and dynastic histories of Chhattisgarh have been published, but there is no comprehensive social history of the Chhattisgarhi-speaking people including that of the tribes inhabiting this region. For this reason this is a contribution to the historical and social studies of Chhattisgarh.
This book is based upon a wide and quite intensive knowledge of the primary and secondary sources. Besides the author has more or less kept himself abreast of the latest investigations. Many may think that progressive appoach is not the apporopriate tool to reduce historical facts to order and make them coherent, but only the prejudiced will hold that the progressive analysis does advance our understanding of history. There is no doubt this is scholarly work throwing much light on the social history of Chhattisgarh.