My profile is enough to introduce me to you but nonetheless, I would like to let you know that I am girijanand sinha (raman) from purnea.
Another aspect that I would like you to be aware of is a small effort of mine.
Actually, I, after a period of 8 years of extensive research have managed to complete my book titled Banaili, Roots To Raj which revolves around the lives and times of a family of scholarly rajas, erudite Brahmins, from the pre-mughal era to independent India. The book traces the roots of the family, along with its rise in wealth and power which led to marked changes in the socio-economic condition, religion and culture of the region.
In the present work an attempt has been made to study this particular family which grew in power, prestige and money, moving side by side with the changing concept of land ownership and rights of property in India since the Muslim rule in 1206 to the Independence in 1947. Inspite of having established itself as an integral part of the Revenue-Administration-System of British India, Banaili neither forgot its cultural roots in the humble yet scholarly surroundings of a village in Tirhut, nor its inherent natural inclination towards education. It utilized its newly acquired power and position to protect and patronize the growth of education and culture within the contemporary society.
Long after Banaili has ceased to exist as a Raj, its benevolent impact can still be seen and felt through the various educational contributions made beyond and within the province. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the bygone Banaili Raj exists even today though altered as ‘Raj Banaili’ which lives in the culture and tradition it propounded and supported in the region.
Another interesting aspect of the book is a short history of the Panjee-Prabandh, which is a thousand year old system of compilation of the genealogical charts (with special reference to marriage relations) of Maithil Brahmins.
By god’s grace, the book is out now and already on sale. Being a true maithil, I very well know that this book would fascinate all maithils around the world.
This book, Banaili, Roots to Raj ( ISBN: 81-89450-06-9), has been Published by -INDICA INFOMEDIA, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110 058 . The ‘Vimochan’ Ceremony was held on the 5th of February 2006. The book is priced at Rs. 300/-