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Pratibha Ray”s novel “Prapteshu Pruthibi” book launch ceremony will be held on 8th September

Bhubaneswar:t6/9/19:The Pratibha Ray Foundation Trust , based in Bhubaneswar is dedicated to showcase the rich literary heritage of Odisha ,with an objective to build a network of Odia literature all over the country. Among its various attempts to preserve and promote creative literary contributions, it has always focused on its endeavour to build a bridge between literature and languages of the world.

Dr.Pratibha Ray is an eminent fiction writer in contemporary India. She has immensely enriched Odia literature by her pioneering short stories and novels. “Prapteshu Pruthibi” , her new novel, explores the psycho-social factors of religious terrorism, in the violent by-lanes of the world, in the most unusual way. It is a post-modern novel about religious and ideological factionalism and the search for global peace, a sequel to her widely acclaimed novel “Seshe Ishwara”. The scourge of terrorism spreads the world over, immutable and ever increasing. Innocent lives are snuffed out in wars of religious bigotry and fundamentalism. Wading across the Hindu, Muslim and Christian worlds unfolds the story of Masak Nomad’s search for God.

The book launch ceremony will be held on 8th September 2019 at Police Bhawan,( In front of Fortune Towers) Bhubaneswar, 6.30 pm onwards. The program will be marked by the presence of luminaries from the field of literature. Jnanpith laureate Shri Sitakanta Mahapatra will grace the function as the Chief Guest and Shri Bamapada Tripathy, Editor, The Samaaj as the Guest of Honour.Dr. Prafulla Chandra Mohanty will preside over the function and Prof.Basant Kumar Panda will be the chief speaker  . Shri Debaprasad Dash will host the program.

About Ashok Palit

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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