Ranga Sabha: Birth of New Literary Forum

Bhubaneswar: A new podium of brotherhood of Odia authors named as Ranga Sabha was born in Bhubaneswar last Sunday. Ranga Sabha is a monthly feature rich literary hub of like-minded Odia creative authors. The inaugural Baithak of Ranga Sabha was held at the office premises of leading publishing house PEN IN Books here. The concept […]

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Sahitya Akademi: 38 Authors Return Awards

Bhubaneswar: A total number of 38 authors from different states and of different age groups have returned their Akademi Awards received from Sahitya Akademi (India’s national academy of letters), New Delhi. So far 39 authors have approached the Akademi in connection with award return. However one author has withdrawn his decision of returning the prestigious literary accolade. […]

Gopinath to Pratibha: Koraput Has a Great Literary Tradition

Valley hosts first ever Koraput Literary Festival Koraput:  Koraput has a great literary tradition. From Gopinath Mohanty to Pratibha Ray, many celebrated authors have lived here to experience the tribal life and later delivered great fictions. Gopinath Mohanty’s Paraja and and Amrutara Santana (Dynasty of Immortals) are based on the life of Koraput tribal and […]

House of Gopinath Mohanty Turns Into Warehouse

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar: The great author’s Koraput home should be declared a heritage place The Government property is now leased to BSNL Months back Odisha Govt. decided to preserve Assam poet Bezbaruah’s Sambalpur home “To our great calamity and disaster Sri Gopinath Mohanty is posted here as the special assistant agent at Rayagada. He is […]

A New Literary Forum Born, Vows to Reach Each Corner of Odisha

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Lekhak-Pathak-Prakashak Sammukhya holds first meeting A new literary organisation named Odisha Lekhak-Pathak-Prakashak Sammukhya formed on Sunday (2nd July) at Bhubaneswar with wide ranges of aims and ambitions. More than 40 authors, readers and publishers from Bhubaneswar and almost all districts of the state united today forenoon at Hotel Excellency to […]

Special session on Gopinath Mohanty at ZEE JLF 2017

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Amrutara Santana: The Dynasty of the Immortals Chandrahas Choudhury in conversation with Jatindra K. Nayak Jaipur Literature Festival (ZEE JLF), the biggest literary show on earth, is going to celebrate 10th anniversary from 19th to 23rd January 2017 at Diggi Palace, Jaipur, rajthan. The first evening Jaipur BookMark (JBM), an […]

JLF stands for plurality and inclusiveness

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar: RSS to make debut at JLF 2017 As eyebrows are at the list of speakers for the 10th edition of Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF), organisers clarified their stand in a media statement issued on Thursday. There are plurality and inclusiveness at the core of Festival’s programming, the statement said. For the first time […]

Paramita Satpathy bags Sahitya Akademi Award for 2016

By Subhransu Panda, New Delhi: Paramita to receive this Award for her Novella collection Prapti Today, Central Sahitya Akademi selected eminent Odia author Paramita Satpathy for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award, one of the major literary awards of the nation. The award has been given for Paramita’s work of fiction Prapti for the year 2016. Prapti is a collection of […]

The final ZEE JLF 2017 speakers list is out

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: 10 Speakers 10 Weeks To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival announces 10 speakers every week for 10 weeks every Tuesday at 6.00pm (IST). These announcements reveals the names of some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers set to appear at the Festival in January […]