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ନିଜେ ଗୋପପୁର ନିଜେ ମଥୁରା

by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

ସିଏ ମୋର ଦୁର୍ବଳତା
ପୁଣି ମୋର
ଦୁର୍ବଳତା-ଦୂରକାରୀ ବଳ
ମୋ ନିଖିଳ ସଂଘର୍ଷରେ
ସିଏ ମୋର ଚିର ସହଚର ∣

ତା କଥା ପଡ଼ିଲେ ମନେ
ପୃଥିବୀ ପଳାଏ କ୍ଷଣେ ,
ପଳାଏ ସଂସାର;
ପଳାଏ କୁଆଡେ଼ ମୋର ବୋଧଶକ୍ତି
ମୁଁ ଆଉ ନ ରହେ ନିଜର ∣

ଶୋଇବା ଆଗରୁ ଯଦି
ଅବା ହ୍ବାଟ୍ସଅପେ
ରୂପ ତାର ଝଳେ ,
ନିଦ ଆସେ ଅସୀମ ଶାନ୍ତିରେ ∣

ନିଦ ଶେଷେ
କାକଳିର ତାଳେ ତାଳେ
ତାହାରି ଉଦୟ
ଜୀବନକୁ କରେ ଆଭାମୟ ;
ଜୀବନ୍ମୟ ହୁଏ ମୋର
ସକଳ ସମୟ ∣

ମୋଓଠୁ ଦୂରରେ ସିଏ ,
ସିଏ ବି ମୋ ପଞ୍ଜରା ଭିତରେ ;
ଶୟନେ ସ୍ବପନେ ଥାଏ
ଥାଏ ଜାଗରଣେ ମୋର ନିଖିଳ ସତ୍ତାରେ ∣

ତଥାପି ନ ମାନେ ଆଖି
ଖୋଜିବୁଲେ ତାହାରି ବଦନ
ଶୁଣିବାକୁ ସ୍ବର ତାର କାନପାତେ
ଶୁଣେ କିନ୍ତୁ ନିଜର ରୋଦନ !

ଯଶୋଦା ମା ଯେତେବେଳେ
ବାହୁନି ଉଠିଲେ –
“କୋଇଲି ଲୋ କେଶବ ଯେ ମଥୁରାକୁ ଗଲା
କାହା ବୋଲେ ଗଲା ପୁତ୍ର ବାହୁଡ଼ି ନଇଲା ∣”
ସେ କ’ଣ ଜାଣି ନଥିଲେ ଯେ ,
ସେ ନିଜେ ନିଜ ଗୋପପୁର
ଏବଂ ନିଜେ ହିଁ ମଥୁରା ?

ମଣିଷଠୁ ମଣିଷର
କେତେ ଦୂର ?
ସତେ କେତେ ଦୂର ?



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.

Now Only You

by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

June 24 needs no mention of the year. Life is what it was years before and what it will be hereafter. When sometimes one feels that in the vast sea of time, years with a number tag like 1974 or 2015 carry no permanency, only a day of significance appears permanent. And, one such day in my life is June 24 when Sabita had come to my life. She is the gift of my parents to me as I am of her parents to her.

As we age, deeper becomes our oneness under the blessings of our late lamented parents. Love fills up life and brings up a feeling of love beyond life.

The attached poem depicts this feeling.


Tigiria, my beloved Mother, Speak up, Speak up Please

by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Tigiria, to the lap of which my mother had delivered me, was a beautiful place to live in.

It had tremendous contributions to culture and literature of Orissa. The scripture of warfare – Veera Sarvaswa – was authored here. The scripture of the dance form that is now known as Odissi Dance – Abhinaya Darpana Prakasha – was authored here.

Pandit Bhubaneswar Badapanda, Kabibara Arttabandhu Pattanayak, Prof. Jayakrushna Mishra, Prof. Devi Prasanna Pattanayak are some of the stars Tigiria has posted in the sky of Orissa’s literature.

Entirely humanitarian kings like Banamali Tunga Champatti Singh Mohapatra, revered sentinels like Jagabandhu Rautroy Pattanayak, Freedom fighters like Madhusudan Pattanayak had their birth in this splendid soil.

The world famous Khandua is Tigiria’s contribution to Sri Jagannatha as well as to Odissi Dance. A splendid land of glorious Buddhist past, in post-independence period it has gradually lost its mana to continuous misrule.

Deeply affected by her ruin, in a solitude when none but her was in my heart, that past had enticed me into in its magnificence, which, forms a part of my forthcoming book ‘Ketebele Kemiti’. I am sharing here.


by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Every synthesis of life is based upon inherent dialectics. The poem below in Oriya is based on dialectics of introspection.


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Prof. Biswaranjan on Vidyapati of Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

by Saswat Pattanayak

Sri Subhas Chandra Pattanayak has translated selected poems of Vidyapati in lucid poetic form in Oriya language. In launching the book on December 06, 2009, India’s most famous poet, former President and present Fellow of the National Academy of Letters, Sri Ramakant Rath has described it as a unique contribution of Sri Pattanayak to Oriya literature. Here below is a critical review of the book by eminent political scientist and author Prof. Biswaranjan, who had also presided over the function of launching of the book.

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by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

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A Dream

by Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

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