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FACETS OF ORISSAN STUDIES

CORNELIA MALLEBREIN (Department of Indology, Tübingen, Germany) AND LIDIA GUZY (Free University of Berlin,Berlin, Germany)

2004 • Pages: 100 • Size: 180 × 240 mm •

Binding: Hard • Price: US$ 35/- Rs. 850/-

(Special Issue of Journal of Social Sciences - No. 7)

 FACETS OF ORISSAN STUDIES

Research on Orissa has been extensive and diverse and has produced many novel findings throughout history from earliest times until today. At the 17th annual European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, which took place in Heidelberg, Germany, in 2002, a panel was devoted to regional studies of Orissa. The participants shared their academic perspectives and presented richly nuanced case studies of their socio-cultural research on Orissa. Topics discussed included language, religion, subaltern thought, gender, social change and art. This Special Issue of the Journal of Social Sciences, which contains revised versions of some of the papers presented at the conference, provides a glimpse of the broad spectrum of modern research on Orissa.

CONTENTS

  1. CORNELIA MALLEBREIN AND LIDIA GUZY • Facets of Orissan Studies - An Introduction to Current Interdisciplinary Research on Orissa
  2. ELINOR W. GADON • Annapurna Ma, Priestess and Healer: Women’s Agency in Folk Culture of Rural Orissa
  3. CHRIS. A. GREGORY • The Oral Epics of the Women of the Dandakaranya Plateau: A Preliminary Mapping
  4. LIDIA GUZY • Babas and Alekhs – A Religion in Its Making
  5. KATHERINE HACKER • Dressing Lord Jagannatha in Silk: Cloth, Clothes, and Status
  6. BARBARA LOTZ • Promoting Tribal Languages in Education: A Case Study of Santali in Orissa
  7. CORNELIA MALLEBREIN • Ruler, Protector and Healer: The Clan Gods Sulia, Patkhanda and Sikerpat of the Kondh Tribe
  8. CORNELIA MALLEBREIN • Creating a kshetra: Goddess Tarini of Ghatgaon and her Development from a Forest Goddess to Pan-Orissan Deity
  9. UWE SKODA • Ritual Friendship in a Converging Tribal and Caste Society

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