Orissa is a small province, in the eastern part of India. It contains about two crores of people scattered about in villages and mainly employed in agricultural pursuits. The even tenor of their life has not been broken up by political squabbles or by industrial occupations. Towns are few and far between, factories are only now coming into existence, foreign culture has not as yet permeated into the villages, luxuries are almost unknown. The hurry and hustle of modern life, the craving after speed and the infinite striving after artificial embellishments which are integral parts of modem civilization have not affected the people of the countryside. It is a land watered by many rivers, its has magnificent forests and hills, rich with hoarded wealth which nature has as yet kept concealed in closely guarded mines. It is a holy land, which changed the ruthless world conqueror Asoka, feared by men, into a gentle religious monk loved by the gods. It is a land where skilled workmen have built up exquisitely carved temples with perfect sculptural designs that excite wonder and extort admiration from countless visitors. King have fought for empires here. Conquerors have come and gone, neighbouring princes have tried in vain to subjugate the land. Its soldiers have died for their country, it preserved its independence long after provinces had come under foreign sway, it has a glorious tradition extending to the dim past, but the people have moved along the cool sequestered vale of life without being allured by the glamour of the heights and without having to face the terrors of the deep.
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