Construction of an Identity Discourse
Oriya Literature & the Jagannath Cult (1866-1936)

By Subhakanta Behera
September 2002
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
ISBN: 81-215-1041-4
244 pages, 5 x 8 "
$47.50 hardcover


The author expands his Oxford University doctoral thesis and focuses on the Oriya identity based upon its literature and the Jagannath cult. Chapters include: Evolution of Oriya Consciousness.

Orissa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries-prelude to quest for self-identity. Defining self-identity in the literature of the people. Construction of a religious boundary. Lord Jagannath as constructed in literature, historiography, and narratives on Orissa. Quest for identity: result & revelation. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.



Literature; History

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