Odishaa classical dance Odissi and a classical music Odissi music are also well known in India.
The bulk of the region lies on the east coast of India by the Bay of Bengal, and on the Indo-Gangetic plain.
The Portuguese were in Chittagong, Dutch in Chinsura, French in Pondicherry and the English founded Calcutta.
It was ruled by indigenous rulers of the Mahameghavahana dynasty, Eastern Ganga dynasty and Gajapati Dynasty.
Odia language is one of Classical Language of India.
After independence in 1947, the states joined the Indian Union and took their current form after the States Reorganisation Act of 1956.
Today, they continue to face problems of overpopulation, environmental degradation and pervasive corruption despite significant economic and social progress.
After the Kalinga War the Maurya king Ashoka sent emissaries to spread Buddhism across Asia. Chinese travellers visited Buddhist and Hindu temples and libraries in the universities of Magadha Empire.
The Emperor of Kalinga Mahameghavahana Aira Kharavela was one of the most powerful monarchs of ancient India.
in 1944, it gained an absolute majority in the Bengal Assembly, and Hussein Suhrawardy became the Chief Minister.
After widespread communal violence during the Direct Action Day protests in Calcutta, leading to further communal violence across British India, the creation of Pakistan became inevitable.
India's independence movement had strong roots in East India.
The feudal land system, established through the Permanent Settlement of Bengal, was unpopular among the peasant cultivators and the numerous agricultural labourers found all over Bihar and Bengal (Khetmazdoors). British war propaganda asserted there were atrocities by the mutinous soldiers in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
With the arrival of the Europeans in the 17th century, outposts were established in Odisha Coast and Bengal.