The Making of Regions in Indian History: Society, State and Identity in Premodern Odisha
Bhairabi Prasad Sahu
  • ISBN : 9789389850321
  • year : 2020
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Historical regions evolved in different parts of South Asia during the first half of the Second millennium CE as a consequence of the gradual convergence of society, culture, language and territory. However, in spite of the discernible commonalities in terms of the processes of change, the constituent ingredients and chronologies varied across spaces, leading to the unfolding of Spatially identifiable and culturally distinguishable regions. This volume, focused on Odisha, situates the region in the wider context of its trans-regional background for as the archaeological and epigraphic evidence available shows that it was an integral part of a wider Zone from the early historical period. Juxtaposing the patterns obtaining in the region with developments in other parts of the subcontinent, the making of regions in Indian history: society, state and identity in premodern Odisha delineates the cultural transactions within and beyond that went into the making of Odisha.