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Adya Prakashanee, marked the release of the 100th edition of eminent writer Pratibha Ray’s epic novel, Yagnaseni

Bhubaneswar:31/12/18:“Satadalare Yagnaseni” , a literary event with a difference organized by the reputed publication house,Adya Prakashanee, marked the release of the 100th edition of eminent writer Pratibha Ray’s epic novel, Yagnaseni i(Odia). The Chief Guest of the occasion, Dr.Sitakant Mahapatra released the 100th edition of Yagnaseni i in an exclusive ceremony at city Hotel among a galaxy of writers, translators, critics and readers on 30th Dec 2018.


This occasion also marked the release of the Pratibha Ray Foundation Trust, formed by Pratibha’s family members with the goal of preservation and propagation of Pratibha’s and Odia literature.Dr.Pradip Bhattacharya, Guest of Honour released the Hindi translation of Ray’s “Magnamati”, published by the prestigious publication house,Rajpal & Sons, New Delhi.Meera Johri  released yet another book of Pratibha Ray, “College Gapa”.The Chief Speaker, Shri Basant Panda, elaborated on the significance of Jagyaseni as a unique and timeless creation.The President, Shri Debi Prasanna Patnaik,highlighted the importance of Yagnaseni as Pratibha’s best creation.

The writer, in her speech said she sat on the ground and wrote with blood. She spoke about her tryst with Jagyaseni and how the readers and her fans had been instrumental in making her a household name through their appreciation for this novel.The writer was felicitated with a standing ovation by the audience as she was felicitated by her loyal fans from all corners.The President, Odisha Society of Americas Shri Lalatendu Mohanty, The President , Canosa, The Canada Society of , Smt.Sunanda Panda , Shri Dhirendra Kar from Raleigh, US were also present on this occasion.The welcome address was delivered by Dr.Adyasha Das while the vote of thanks was given by Shri Lalit Das, ADG, Odisha Police.



Twenty translators of Pratibha’s works representing different Indian languages, publishers as well as distributors were felicitated , a gesture that was the first of its kind.The second session was the cultural program of various events showcasing Jagyaseni.Shri Lalit Das & Shri Tanmay Panda presented brilliant saxophone and vocal performances.The audience were spellbound with the Pala adaptation of Jagyaseni, splendidly staged by Khageswar Martha and his friends.This was followed by the screening of the dance adaptation of Jagyaseni by Shrimati Kumkum Mohanty. The program was hosted by Shri Deba Prasad Dash




  1. Sankarlal Purohit, Hindi
  2. Pradeep Bhattacharya, English
  3. Kavita Dutta Goswami, Assamese
  4. Jayashree Mohanraj, Telugu
  5. Bhagirathi Nanda, Sanskrit
  6. Bharati Nandi, Bengali
  7. Bindya Suba, Nepali
  8. Rajendra Prasad Mishra, Hindi
  9. Radha Joglekar, Marathi
  10. V.S. Joglekar, Marathi
  11. Bikram Das, English
  12. Prafulla Kumar Mohanty, English
  13. Monalisa Jena, English
  14. Abdul Matin Jami, Urdu
  15. Annie Ray, Hindi

Prakashan Pratibha Sammana

  1. Meera Johari, Rajpal & Sons, Delhi
  2. Kapish Mehra, Rupa & Co. Pvt. Ltd., Delhi
  3. Soumyaranjan Sahu, Nalanda Prakashani

Kala Pratibha Sammana

  1. Shri Ashok Mohanty, Eminent Artist, Bhubaneswar
  2. Shri Soman Patnaik, Eminent Artist, Bengaluru

Pustak Prasar Pratibha Sammana

  1. Shri Arun Kumar Mishra, Cuttack
  2. Shri Soumyakanta Khandai, Cuttak
  3. Shri Satya Narayan Choudhury, Cuttack
  4. Shri Akshaya Kumar Nayak, Bhubaneswar

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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