Sasan is a Brahmin settlement established by different Rajas of Orissa particularly the Gajapati Rajas of Khurda/Puri at places where they performed a Yagnya. A study of Brahmin Settlements is a matter of great importance because the Brahmins were the Torch Bearers and Guardians of Vedic Traditions which are under going changes under the impact of modern times. This study has also gone into the growing secularization of the Vedic Tradition in Orissa. The forces which bring about such changes are also highlighted in this book.
About the Author:
Dr.Nityananda Patnaik, a reputed Anthropologist was born in 1927 and educated in Calcutta University. His very recent published book is 1.Sacred Complex of Orissa, 2.Anthropololgical Studies on Indian Societies. After his retirement he established his own research institute namely, Social Science and Development Research Institute (SSADRI) at Bhubaneswar which is engaged in social service, tribal development and also in research studies.