This section presents some resources to acquaint one about Odisha and Odia. These include short articles, book-parts and books which would help in getting an overall idea. Deeper information can be had from the titles given in the other sections under reference and in the book section.

These items are listed under some categories which can be accessed from the links below. Detailed index of the categories would be displayed on the right on their respective pages. Links for opening/previewing the articles/book or for downloading these are also given there. Short articles/books and preview pages will open in new browser tabs and can be saved from there if desired. These can also be saved directly without opening by right clicking on the links and choosing the save as option.


Odisha, Odia Overview

The material listed here can help in getting one generally familiar with Odisha and Odia. Some, like the souveneers, are collection of short writings on a variety of topics and are still useful in spite of having been published quite sometime back. Some items like the glossaries can be of general use. Some bring up questions relating to Odisha/Odia and some provide interesting but little known facts in entertaining manner.

Please note that the selection is not exhaustive and may not be the best. But choice have been made depending on availability. Some information is now outdated and can be updated with the help of readers’ feedback.


କଳିଙ୍ଗର ଆତ୍ମକଥା (ସତ୍ୟନାରାୟଣ ରାଜଗୁରୁ, ୧୯୬୪, ୨ୟ ସଂ. ୧୯୮୫) Preview Download
ଓଡ଼ିଆ କେବେ? (ଗୋଲୋକ ବିହାରୀ ଧଳ, ୧୯୬୩) Preview Download
ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନର ଇତିହାସ (ବଳରାମ ମହାନ୍ତି, ୧୯୮୮) Preview Download
ପରିଚୟ – ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା (ନଗେନ୍ଦ୍ରନାଥ ମହାନ୍ତି, ୨୦୧୬) Preview Download
Orissa – Past and Present (P. Parija, SC Mukherjee, Ed., 1962) Preview Download
Orissa – Past and Present (BB Das, T Mishra, Ed., 1992) Preview Download
ଓଡ଼ିଶା ପରିଚୟ (ବଳରାମ ମହାନ୍ତି, ୧୯୭୬) Preview Download
Tribal Heritage of Orissan Culture (K Mahapatra, 2009) – – Open
Masterpieces of Indian Literature (Odia Entries, NBT, 1997) [2mb] – – Download
Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature (Odia Entries, Sahitya Akademi, 1987-94) [5mb] – – Download
Oriya Language (DP Pattanayak, 2005) – – Open
A Brief History of Odia Literature (KB Tripathy, 1972) Preview Download
Modern Oriya Literature (JN Mohanty, 2005) – – Open
ଆମ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ବ୍ୟାକରଣ, ଭାଗ ୧, ୨ (ଧନେଶ୍ୱର ମହାପାତ୍ର, ଆମ ଓଡ଼ିଶା, ୨୦୧୪) Preview Download
Baigyanika Paribhasika Sabdabali (GN Mohapatra, 1986) Preview Download
Plant Names – Odia / English / Botanical – – Open
ଧାନ (ବିଶ୍ୱନାଥ ସାହୁ, ୧୯୬୫) Preview Download
Forests (Reference Orissa, 2005) – – Open
Geology and Mineral Resources of Orissa (Reference Orissa, 2005) – – Open
Heritage Handicraft (Reference Orissa, 2005) [2mb] – – Download
Jagannath – The Tao of Culture (CS Rath, 2005) – – Open
ଓଡ଼ିଆ ସାହିତ୍ୟର ସଂକ୍ଷିପ୍ତ ପରିଚୟ (ବୃନ୍ଦାବନ ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ଆଚାର୍ଯ୍ୟ, ୧୯୭୪, ୨ୟ ସଂ. ୧୯୭୭) Preview Download
ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଇତିହାସ (ପ୍ରୀତୀଶ ଆଚାର୍ଯ୍ୟ, ସଂ., ଆମ ଓଡ଼ିଶା, ୨୦୧୧) Preview Download
Orissan Monuments Through Ages (KC Panigrahi, 2005) [2.2mb] – – Download
Buddhist Heritage (D Mitra, 2005) – – Open
Orissa’s Contribution to Science and Technology (SN Behera, 2009) – – Open
ପ୍ରଶାସନ ଶବ୍ଦକୋଷ (ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠାନ, ୨୦୧୦) Preview Download
ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ସଂକ୍ଷିପ୍ତ ଇତିହାସ (ସତ୍ୟନାରାୟଣ ରାଜଗୁରୁ, ୨୦୦୧) [2mb] Preview Download
The Iron Beams of Konark (ON Mohanty, 2013) – – Open
The Sun Temple of Konark (KS Behera, 1995, rp. 2013) [6mb] – – Download
Theatre, Music and Dance (Reference Orissa, 2005) – – Open
Wildlife (Reference Orissa, 2005) – – Open
Odisha – Nature’s Bounty (S Bhujabal, 2013) [2.7mb] – – Download
ଓଡ଼ିଶାରେ ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନ (ସୁରେନ୍ଦ୍ରନାଥ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକ, ୧୯୭୨) Preview Download
ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷାର ଇତିବୃତ୍ତ (ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠାନ, ୨୦୧୭) ଆଂଶିକ [2mb] – – Download
Rock Art of Orissa (S Pradhan, 2005) – – Open
Souveneer, Odisha Sahitya Akademi Silver Jubilee (1982) Preview Download
Time Period of Classical Odia Poets (G Dora, 2008) – – Open
Oriya Films (R Das, 2005) – – Open
ଉତ୍କଳ ଭ୍ରମଣଂ (ଫକୀର ମୋହନ ସେନାପତି, ୧୮୯୨) – – Open