Kharavela was a monarch of Kalinga in present-day Odisha, India, who ruled during the second or first century BCE. The primary source for Kharavela is his rock-cut Hathigumpha inscription. The inscription is undated, only four of its 17 lines are completely legible, others unclear, variously interpreted and disputed by scholars. The inscription written with Jainism-related phrases recites a year by year record of his reign and panegyrically credits him with public infrastructure projects, welfare activities, patronage of the arts, and many military victories. Historians agree that it is best and most complete biography of Kharavela available. He was a follower of Jainism.Although this book was started in 1934, it could not be published despite many difficulties, in the meantime, a few chapters of it were published in the form of an essay in Navabharata.
|Magazine name||Kharavela / ଖାରବେଳ|
|Editor||Kedara Natha Mahapatra|
|No Of pages||137|