This chapter is devoted to a brief outline of the vast historiography devoted to the various aspects of the settlement matrix of the concerned eastern littoral. Before highlighting the major researches in the field, a brief mention of the antiquarian activities since the 19th century pertaining to the study area has been attempted. Depending on the thematic aspect, the historiography has been delineated in different sections and ultimately the major objective and scope of the present work has been projected.
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