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NIRANJAN MOHANTY: The Man and His Poetry

by: Sudhir K. Arora


ISBN 978-81-7977-412-0

Price Rs. 80.00

pp.: 148


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Prof. Niranjan Mohanty authored the eight poetic volumes namely: Silencing the Words (1977), Oh This Bloody Game!(1988), Prayers to Lord Jagannatha (1994),On Touching You and Others Poems (1999), Life Lines (1999), Krishna (2003), Tigers and Others Poems (2008) and A House of Rains (2008). He was, indeed, a great poetic pilgrim who began his journey as an outsider and ended as an insider. He successfully developed his poetic idiom in English which was quite innovative. He was a critic and translator of repute. He translated from Oriya and Bengali into English and Bengali into Oriya. His Oriya translated work Nirjhar, a volume of sixty poems of Jibanananda Das was published by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. Sarup and Sons also published his translated work Sangram Jena’s Poems of Passion. He was the single largest contributor of articles (more than 25) on the poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra. His poetry breathed life in all its dimensions. Orissan landscapes, Contemporaneity, time, death, identity-question, absences, loneliness, memory, dreams, inner struggle, rain, devotion, respect for the family and home etc. were the different threads with which he weaved the texture of his poetry. As a poet and a man, he was human to the core.


LIST OF CONTENTS:


Preface
Acknowledgements
A Tribute to Prof. Niranjan Mohanty
Excerpt from Prayers to Lord Jagannath

Niranjan Mohanty : The Man
Silencing the Words: The Jungle of Obscurity
Playing the Game of Life: A Commentary on Oh This Bloody Game!
Prayers to Lord Jagannatha: An Epitome of Jagannatha Culture
Learning through Touches: A Critique of On Touching You and Other Poems
Reading Life Lines: A Critique of Life Lines
Celebrating Womanhood: A Feminist Reading of Niranjan Mohanty’s Krishna
A Peep into Niranjan Mohanty’s Tiger and Other Poems
A House of Rains: A Critical Study
Postcolonial Consciousness in the Poetry of Niranjan Mohanty

Conclusion
Bibliography
Niranjan Mohanty’s Four Poems

1 comment:

shubho said...

Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your achievement. All the best!

Shubho Ray,
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of English
North Bengal St.Xavier's College,
Post Box-1, Rajganj
Jalpaiguri-735134