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Month: October, 2016

Kalinga War and Kali of Orissa

by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

A man called Markandey Katju, who, once upon a time, had headed the Press Council of India, has attracted acrimonious attention of Orissa by spreading wrong information on Kalinga War, through the social media FaceBook. Failure of history to record what exactly had happened in Kalinga War has given birth to a bit confusion in certain circles in Orissa too. Even some learned Oriyas doubt if Ashok was a reality and a war like Kalinga war was really fought. Against this backdrop, for these Oriyas, I reproduce here a relevant extract from my book SRIJAYA DEVANKA BAISSI PAHACHA.

The link below shall lead to the relevant portion of my book.

kalinga-yuddha-o-kali

 

Bhagabati’s Ghinua and Paul Robson’s Joe Hill

by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Bhagabati Panigrahi was one of the three founders of Communist Party of India in Orissa. He had contributed immensely to the literature that had created a new era of revolution. His story Shikar had the hero in Ghinua to whom an exploiter deserved to be killed like a tiger that endangered human life. The administration had hanged him to death. And his death has made him immortal. Similarly, Paul Robson’s Joe Hill refuses to die despite death.

I pay my homage to Bhagabati by translating Robson’s poem to club the same with Ghinua.

In Oriya, the pdf file may please be perused.

relevance-of-bhagavati-panigrahi

This was originally created for Nua Dunia, Bhubaneswar.