Definition of Orissa
1. Noun. State in eastern India on the Bay of Bengal.
Definition of Orissa
1. Proper noun. State in eastern India which has Bhubaneshwar as its capital. ¹
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Literary usage of Orissa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter, Great Britain India Office (1908)
"The wages of skilled labour have increased by 1 1 per cent. in Bihar, 15 per cent. in orissa, and 5 per cent. in Bengal; they have increased in Calcutta by ..."
2. Hindu Castes and Sects: An Exposition of the Origin of the Hindu Caste by Jogendra Nath Bhattacharya (1896)
"THE BANIYAS OF orissa. As in Bengal so in orissa there are only two classes of ... The Sonar Baniyas and the Putli Baniyas of orissa have the very same ..."
3. A Collection of Treaties, Engagements, and Sanads Relating to India and by India Foreign and Political Dept (1892)
"Until the year 1803 the Tributary Chiefs of orissa were feudatories of the Raja of Nagpur. During the Mahratta war of that year a small force marched from ..."
4. The Land Systems of British India: Being a Manual of the Land-tenures and of by Baden Henry Baden-Powell (1892)
"Midnapore is not now spoken of as ' orissa' at all. These districts were originally the seat of Hindu kingdoms—' Rajputs,' who at a remote period invaded, ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"orissa consists of two distinct territories—a fertile alluvial delta, comprising the ... Including these, the area of British orissa is 9053 square miles. ..."
6. A History of Architecture in All Countries: From the Earliest Times to the by James Fergusson (1876)
"THE two provinces of India, whore the Indo-Aryan stylo can be studied with the greatest advantage, are Dharwar on the west, and orissa on the east coast. ..."