Jitamitra Prasad Singh Deo

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Jitamitra Prasad Singh Deo (born 29 August 1946) is an Indian historian and archaeologist. He is from Khariar, Nuapada, Orissa, India.[1] He is the president of Khariar Sahitya Samiti. He is a famous archaeologist and authors of several books on Orissa. He has discovered of pre-historic rock art of Yogimath Donger,[2] Ghat Ghumar rock art copper plates, gold coins of Satabhapuriya dynasty, clay seal, stone seal of Panduvamsi dynasty, Kalachuri coins,[3] terracotas, beads and sculpture of various types.


Following are some of his highly cited books:

  • Cultural Profile of South Kosal
  • Origin of Jagannath Deity
  • Tantric Art of Orissa[4]
  • Character Assassination in Modern History of Orissa.

Award and honors[edit]

  • World's Best Literature Certificate[5]


  1. ^ Profile of JP Singh Deo http://www.navratnanews.com/Profile/profile_ofJitamitra%20Prasad%20Singh%20Deo.htm
  2. ^ Pradhan, Sadasiba (2001). Rock art in Orissa. Aryan Books International. p. 16. ISBN 978-81-7305-215-6. 
  3. ^ Tripathy, Snigdha (1986). Early and medieval coins and currency system of Orissa, circa 300 B.C. to 1568 A.D. Punthi Pustak. p. 96. OCLC 15488618. 
  4. ^ Fic, Victor M. (2003). The tantra: its origin, theories, art, and diffusion from India to Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, China, Japan, and Indonesia. Abhinav Publications. p. 69. ISBN 978-81-7017-424-0. 
  5. ^ World's 56th Best Literature Certificate Award Winner

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