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The 100th EDITION OF Pratibha Ray’S JAGYASENI (ODIA) goes to press


Bhubaneswar:27/10/18he 100th EDITION OF Pratibha Ray’S JAGYASENI (ODIA) goes to press:A milestone moment for Adya Prakashanee .


The book has been translated into various languages, including English, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Assamese,Gujarati,Sanskrit, Bengali, Nepali and Hungarian.

“Pratibha Ray’s meteoric rise to national fame flows mostly from her Yagnaseni (Daughter of Yagnasena in the Mahabharat) which epitomizes the famed Mahabharat heroine
Draupadi as a modern woman with an identity of her own. Pratibha’s Draupadi is illustrative of what she herself has said in several interviews, a sort of “humanist feminism” without the rigour or rancour of a Julia Kristeva or Luce Irrigaray. This’
Draupadi is in the tradition of the classical feminine as envisaged by Vyasa and other Vedic philosophers: yet she is sophisticated, knowledgeable, well-versed in fine arts, warfare
and even the dice game. She is magnanimous and self-eschewing almost transcending the milieu which she inherits.
Pratibha uses the epic facts and modulates them with modern
feminine outlook to make her our contemporary.”

About Editor in chief

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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