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Coastal navigation in the bay of Bengal, a study of eastern coast of Orissa

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept of History, F.M. Autonomous College, Balasore, Odisha

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 9, Issue (4), Pages 8-12, October,2 (2020)


The PPPP tries to discuss a new dimension of coastal navigation in the Bengal Coast of Orissa. It discusses geographical location of different maritime landmarks in the Orissa coast. These landmarks facilitate coastal navigation to vessels and ships for long distance maritime voyage. These navigational landmarks played a dominant role in the in the identification of specific location of the coast. The PPPP further tries to delineate the role Moon, Stars and the Sun play in the coastal navigation of the country. In this geographical background, it further tries to describe the important role of the South West and North West monsoon in the coastal navigation of Bengal Coast of Orissa.


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