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International Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: Oriya (Volume IX)

Ganga Ram Garg (Author)
Synopsis Being Volume IX of the Series International Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature (Vol. I dealing with the literature of Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit & Apabhramsa, 1987; Vols. II, III, IV, V, VI, VII & VIII covering Tamil, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Urdu and Sindhi respectively), the present volume on Oriya offers articles on all important poets, dramatists, fiction writers, important poets, dramatists, fiction writers, essayists and critics and their important works from the beginning of Oriya literature down to the present times. The entries are arranged alphabetically. Generally articles on Indian writers go with their Christian names, but there are cross references under their surnames. This would enable one to locate the writers easily . the articles have been compiled and updated with active and close assistance of the late Professor B. Mohanty, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack and Professor Jatindra Mohan Mohanty, Professor and Head of the Department of English (Retd.), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. For non-Oriya readers and for those who want to have a bird’s eye-view of Oriya literature, an introduction has been given in the beginning of the volume. The first work of its kind in English about Oriya literature, it sould serve the purpose of a handy reference tool. IT should prove quite useful where Oriya is studied as also where there is a comparative study of modern Indian languages. It also serves the purpose of those non-Oriya scholars, who happen to come across names of Oriya writers and their works.
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Ganga Ram Garg

Dr. Ganga Ram Garg, the Editor of the present Series: International Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature has several works to his credit, including the Concise Oxford Companion to Hindi Literature (1963), encyclopaedia of Indian Literature (Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit & Apabhramsa; 1982), World Perspectives on Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1984), and Encyclopaedia of World Hindi Literature (1986). Encouraged by the late Professor Suniti Kumar Chatterji, Dr. Garg’s interest in Indian Literature, Indian Mythology and related areas has spanned over a period of 30 years. With the active assistance of eminent Indian Scholars, he has been preparing International Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature in several volumes to cover all major Indian Languages, the work is being published by Mittal Publications. He is also currently working on a gigantic project of Hindu Encyclopaedia. Holding a doctorate in English Literature from Panjab University. Dr. Garg has been associated with Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Hardwar for some 35 years, where he worked as Senior Lecturer, Registrar and Vice-Chancellor; he is at present a Senator. For his work on Dayananda, he was honoured by the Maharshi Dayananda Nirvana Centenary Celebrations committee, Ajmer.

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Title International Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: Oriya (Volume IX)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1995
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170995728
length x+153p., 25cm.