Literature

Hindi Translation of Haraprasad Das’s Vansha Bags Sahitya Akademi Prize

News Delhi: Senior Hindi author and translator Prabhat Tripathi was selected for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Prize for Translation 2018 for his Hindi translation work ‘Vansha’. Vansh (Mahabharat Kabita) was originally written in Odia by renowned poet and thinker Haraprasad Das. Haraprasad Das also had received the prestigious Moorti Devi Award for Vansha for the year […]



Debut Poetry Collection of Agnivesh Mahapatra Released

Bhubaneswar: Multilingual young poet Agnivesh Mahapatra’s maiden collection of poems “Midnight Musings” released in Rajdhani Book Fair. In an event organised by PEN IN BOOKS, on the stage of ‘Sahitya Mancha’ at PEN IN Books stall in the Fair, the poetry collection was launched by the literary giants of our times, namely Padma Bhushan and […]


ABVP Organises Odisha Student Literature Festival Today

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s first ever students’ literary festival is going to be held today here at Jayadev Bhawan. The festival is being organised by Chhatra Sandesh, the monthly magazine of ABVP Odisha wing. The festival, named as Odisha Student Literature Festival, will witness a huge gathering of Higher Secondary Students in State. Earlier district level competitions […]



Jnanpith Award to Amitav Ghosh

Bhubaneswar: Celebrated author Amitav Ghosh, equally famous for his novels and for not getting the Booker Award, has won the 54th Jnanpith award this year. Bharatiya Jnanpith announced the award yesterday. Ghosh has been chosen for the award for his outstanding contribution towards literature. Ghosh is the first English writer to be conferred with the Jnanpith […]


Happy Birthday Ramakanta Rath

Bhubaneswar: Celebrated Odia poet Padma Bhushan Ramakanta Rath turned 85 today. Fans of Rath including his contemporary litterateurs united today to make the day a memorable one. Newly built Geetagobinda Bhawan here was packed with fans and authors from different parts of the state to mark the day. Ramakanta Rath and his wife Shanti were […]


Bhubaneswar Bar Celebrates Third Poetry Festival

Bhubaneswar: The Bar Association of Bhubaneswar for encouraging poetry and odiya literature among the lawyers organized a poetry festival named “KAKARA KABITA PATHA UTSABA”. This was the third time for the Bar Association to organize such a festival. Honorable District Judge, Shri Shyam Sundar Das was the Chief Guest. Byanga Kabi Shri Satyanasa, Shri Saroj […]


Three Odias to Get Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman

Bhubaneswar: Three authors from Odisha are going to receive Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman for the year 207 and 2018. While Professor Gaganendra Nath Dash will be conferred with the award for Odia language for the year 2018, Dr Prafulla Kumar Tripathy and poet Haladhar Nag will jointly receive it for Koshali-Sambalpuri language for 2017. It’s a proud moment […]


Sahitya Akademi Award 2018 to Prof Dasarathi Das

Bhubaneswar: Well-known educationist and Odia literary critic Prof Dasarathi Das is going to receive the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2018 for his book Prasanga Puruna Bhabana Nua. This book is a collection of critical essays in Odia language. Dr. Das has written more than 10 books containing essays and critical analysis of works. […]