Local Self-government in British Orissa, 1869-1935
No work has so far been done on the history of Local Self-Govt in British Orissa. So this book claims to be a pioneer and outstanding attempt to throw a flood of light upon the self-governing institutions of Orissa. It not only highlight the divergent steps that the Govt of British India had taken to transplant and enlarge the scope of Local Self-Govt in the vast panorama of Indian administration, but in depicts vividly the minutest details of the origin, organisation, staffing, resources and developmental works of the self-governing institutions in Orissa. Against the diversity of social dogmas, educational backwardness and idiosyncrasies of the Indian people, the self-governing institutions of British origin and taste could push through and establish its identity in the Indian soil. The author has explored some of the hidden treasures of Orissan history which has hitherto been neglected or ignored. A study of the past institutions helps one to rebuild them in the newer perspectives. This book will certainly cater to the various needs of the anxious readers and scholars of Orissa and India as well. Contents Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Foundations of Local-Self-Government in British Orissa; Chapter 3: Local Finance; Chapter 4: Local Finance; Chapter 5: Personnel; Chapter 6: Conclusion.
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Lot of artefacts have been put in by the Author which undoubtedly has to be recognised not only for the efforts put in but the passion in bringing out the glory of the past. Our family has a copy of this book.Me and my family have a respect as there is a mention around one of our family members who was pioneer in establishing our family. This book helped the younger generation members of the family to understand and introspect the past glory.
Lot of effort has been put by the Author to collate all records from various sources and finally provide a shape to it manifesting the historical records. It is worth to understand the facts gone by and has become a History for the state