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Colonial Odia Literature

Ramesh P. Panigrahi (Author)

Colonial Odia Literature is a comprehensive survey, in chronological fashion of the major literary movements from mid-19th century to 1947. Written for general readers, post-graduate students and research scholars, this history locates authors, genres and developments within their socio-cultural contexts. Informed by contemporary literary and cultural theory, this account also prepares the reader for further explorations in particular genres and periods in Odia literature.

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About the author

Ramesh P. Panigrahi

Ramesh Prasad Panigrahi (b. 1944) is a formerly faculty in the postgraduate department of English, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack. A specialist on Indian drama and postmodern American theatre, Mr. Panigrahi is better known in media circle as playwright, director, screenplay writer and theatre anthropologist. He has directed Sam Shepard’s Icarus’ Mother and Buried Child for the campus theatre and has acted in several plays – both in Oriya and English languages. Panigrahi has worked as writer-director for the Jatra folk plays, some of which John Russell Brown has witnessed and praised in an article “Jatra theatre and Elizabethan Dramaturgy” published in New theatre Quarterly (1993). Dr. Panigrahi is seen occasionally moving across the countryside with folk and tribal artists on truck boards beyond his teaching hours. He is an exact contemporary of Sam Shepard and both of the them have started their careers in 1963. During these four dacades of his show-biz career, he has written about more than fifty plays with Sahitya Akademi Award (1984) and a Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2001) to his credit. He has co-edited books in English on painting and culture studies, and Sangeet Natak Akademi has published his book captioned Perspectives on Odissi theatre. Besides literature, he teaches screenplay writing, E-journalism, Event Management, Culture Studies and Creative Writing as a guest faculty in different institutions. Currently, he officiates as a delegated Board Member for the Central Board of film Certification, Mumbai.

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Title Colonial Odia Literature
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.11.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183245099, 9788183245098
length 468p., 23cm.