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Odia young poet selected for Raza Biennale of Indian Poetry

New Delhi :6/4/17:The Raza Biennale of Indian Poetry,” the three-day event that starts on April 7 is one of the most ambitious projects of the Raza Foundation, set up by the late illustrious artist SH Raza.

The biennale is being helmed by Hindi poet and former bureaucrat Ashok Vajpeyi, who is also the foundation’s executive trustee.

“We want to bring to the attention of the people of Delhi the magic of poetry, not just in Hindi, English and Urdu but also languages like Kashmiri, Assamese and Manipuri. For this inaugural festival, we are bringing in poets, both well known and those upcoming ones who have been recommended by stalwart poets,” Vajpeyi said.

The festival will see each invited poet getting 15 minutes for reading selected poems, including translations.

The invited poets include K. Satchidanandan (Malayalam), Sharmila Ray (English), Kanji Patel (Gujarati), Kutti Revathi (Tamil) and Ratan Thiyam (Manipuri).From Odisa senior poet Hara Prasad Das,Monalisa Jena and Saquti Mohanty were invited to read their poetry,



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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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