Book Fairs

Book Fair In Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: An international-level book fair will be held at the Exhibition Ground in Odisha capital from February 20 to 28.Hundreds of book publication houses from all over the world will participate in the fair, which is being organised by Odisha Language, Literature and Culture Department.For a stall of 100 square ft at the ground, a publication house would have to pay Rs 4,500. The Odia books and other language books will be sold at a discount of 10 per cent and five per cent discount, official sources said. Besides book…

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Book Fairs

Pratibha Ray

The tribal culture of Odisha is very rich and women have key role to play  in their traditions.  However, Padma Shri Pratibha Ray, an eminent writer, said it was wrong to weigh them on the scale of modernity without knowing about their geographical, traditional practices. Joining the Kandhamal Literary Festival online on Sunday as the keynote speaker, Ms. Ray spoke about tribal culture and the origins of Kandhamal. Ms. Ray, who has spent time researching and experiencing tribal villages during her teaching career, said that the tribal culture and traditions…

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Book Fairs

Bibhuti Bhushan Patnaik

A literary work of art should influence the readers and not just entertain them, said noted Odia novelist Bibhuti Bhushan Patnaik at a monthly literary event called KLF Corner. Discussing his journey of life and his evolution as a popular love story novelist , he said “My creations have become popular because I write to influence and not to entertain the readers.” His works influenced famous odia music director Akshaya Mohanty and he had worked with him to fine-tune lots of lyrics, he revealed during a conversation with Odia story…

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Odia Writers

Gokulananda Mahapatra

Gokulananda Mahapatra (24 May 1922 – 10 July 2013) was an Indian scientist and science fiction writer, who popularized science in the Odia language. Mahapatra has authored over 95 science fiction and children science books. Some of his notable contributions are Krutrima Upagraha, Prithibi bahare Manisha, Chandra ra Mrutyu, Nishabda Godhuli, Madam Curie and Nila Chakra Bala Sapare. He was the founding member of Orissa Bigyana Prachar Samhiti with the objective of making science popular in the state of Orissa. He received Orissa Sahitya Akademy Award for his book E juga ra sreshtha abiskara. Mahapatra was born in Bhadrak,…

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State Literature

New Arrival

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