Land Beautiful is a collection of 15 essays on different aspects of Orissan culture, and written by people who are specialised in their fields. It is the first such book in English in a convenient and easily accessible format. The Oriyas as a nation have lived more or less contiguously for more than last 2000 years, and because of Orissa’s special geographical location on the eastern sea-coast of India it has, on the one hand, remained immuned to or has responded laterly to many changes and developments that have taken place elsewhere in India; and on the other, functioned as a link from time to time in the movement of ideas from the north to the south, or from the south to the north. If culture is defined as a ‘social heritage’- a total body of material, mental and spiritual ‘artifacts’, then probably Orissa shows it more distinctly than many other communities in India.
|Books name||Land Beautiful|
|Author||Jatindra Mohan Mohanty|
|No Of pages||222|