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Dr. Dasarathi Das will receive the Sahitya Akademi Award for his book ‘Prasanga Puruna Bhabana Nua’

NEWDELHI5/12/18:: As many as three littérateurs from Odisha have been selected for the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award-2018.

Noted writer Dr. Dasarathi Das will receive the Sahitya Akademi Award for his book ‘Prasanga Puruna Bhabana Nua’.


bookgagandasDr. Gaganendranath Das

Similarly, Dr. Gaganendranath Das will be bestowed with the Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman. Likewise, Dr. Prafulla Tripathy and Haladhar Nag will be conferred with the Kosali-Sambalpuri Bhasha Samman.

The selections have been approved by the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi.



Dr  Haldhar    Nag  (born  31 March  1950 at Village  Ghensh,  Bargarh  district)   is a noted  writer   in Koshli- Sambalpuri.     He  is a  very  fine  singer  of  Koshli  Ramkatha.     Early  in  his  life,  he  started   composing bhajans,   rasarkeli,   dallkhai,   sajani   songs.     His  songs  on  Dandanaat   was  staged   and  played   in  13 villages  of  his locality.   He  has been  awarded  the  Ph.D degree  honoris  causa  by several  Universities. His  works  have  been  translated    into  Odia,  Hindi  and  English.    His works   include   Mahasati   Urmila, Achhia,  Tara  Mandodari,   Bacchhar,  Siri Somalai,  Veer  Sundar  Sai, Karamasani,   Rasia Kavi (biography of Tulasidas),   Prem  Pradhan,  etc.   A research  institute   on  Kosli Language  and  Literature   founded   at Ghens in Bargarh  district   has been  named  after  Haladhar  Nag.   Dr.  Nag  is a recipient   of  Padam  Shri Award  from  the  Govt.  of India.

Dr  Prafulla    Kumar   Tripathy     (born   1947)  is an  iconic  figure   in Koshli-Sambalpuri    language  as well as a well-known    poet,  writer   and  linguist   in  mainstream   Odia  language.     His Sambalpuri   Sabdkosh published  by the  Odisha  Sahitya  Academy  has given  a strong  foundation   to  the  Koshli  language  and literature.     His grammatical    study  of  Koshli-Sambalpuri    language   has enriched   the  Koshli  language. His life  time  contribution    for  his  mother   tongue   Koshli  is worthy   of  praise  in terms  of  creativity   and critical    analysis   of   Koshli   Grammar.       His   publications     include    Sambalpuri    Odia   Shabdakosha, Samalkpuri   Odia  Vyakaran,    Barna   Bidhana   and   Bhasha  Jijnasa.      He  has  received   Odia   Sahitya Akademi  award  for  his collection   of Odia short  stories  Nija Singhasana.

Jury:   Dr Mahendra   Kumar  Mishra,  Dr Subhendu   Mund  and  Dr Narendra  Mishra.



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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