The book focuses on the cultural practices and economic life of Nolia fisherman communities living around the Chilika Lake, their life style, socio-cultural involvements, economic and political systems, administrative structure and cultural ecology. In addition to these aspects, the origin and development of their religion, worship pattern, observation of different festivals, their traditional beliefs and practices are also described in detail. It also describes the geographical location of the study area, road and communication, flora and fauna, climate, rainfall, census analysis and the important institutions like social, economic, religious and political organizations. This book also analyses the techno-economics of fishing that includes an important part which is very essential for fishing i.e. Navigational ethno science.