Odia Language,Literature and Culture Deptt.

Ancient Odisha was a confluence of cultures of different races. In this holy land, assimilation of
the cultures of the Austrics, the Drvidians and the Aryans took place. Geographically, Odisha
provides a culture corridor that connects the North with the South. The sea-faring activities and
maritime glory made it the most attractive destination of the eastern coast of India. Successive
tides from all sides surged up, rolled in and broke over this land culminating in cultural
synthesis. This passage over ages transcended the traditional vision of culture. Culture in its
essence is viewed here as ways of loving together.


Dr. Janaranjan Panda,
Resource Person

Dr. Lalit Kumar Lenka,
Resource Person