Construction of an Identity Discourse
Oriya Literature & the Jagannath Cult (1866-1936)
By Subhakanta Behera
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
244 pages, 5 ¾ x 8 ¾"
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.
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