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.
This was originally created for Nua Dunia, Bhubaneswar.