Authored By: Bipin Bihari Mishra
Year of Publication: 2020
|Pages: 262||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 276.50||Price in (USA) $. 22.12|
Basant Kumar Tripathy is an academician, poet and translator. He has co-translated Phakirmohan Senapati’s Atmacharita, Lachhama and Prayaschitta. His other works of translation include Tika Gobindachandra, Huma-Bimaleswar, Selected Short Stories, Mathuramangala and Bichitra Ramayan. He has published two anthologies of Odia poems. He is the recipient of the Award for translation by Fakirmohan Sahitya Parishad, Balasore (2013)
Spiced up with ready wit, gentle humour and biting satire, this composite novel in sixteen episodes narrates the story of a featureless village limping along towards a complete transformation through the hurly-burly of political debate. A portrait-gallery of characters of all hues, it creates a new realm of understanding politics and political leadership and their operational strategies in a society wriggling under ignorance, poverty and dogmatism. Set against the backdrop of rural life, it sings the glory of human courage, conviction and compassion. This book deservers a place in your bookshelf as well as in your heart.
Born in 1945, Bipin Bihari Mishra joined Indian Police Service in 1967 and retired as D.G.P., Odisha in 2005. A great writer and translator for over forty years, his literary output is marked by abundance, variety and competence. His contribution to Odia literature includes two children’s books, six books on Popular Science, nineteen short story collections, seven novels, seven volumes of essays and two autobiographies. He has translated eleven books from Odia into Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam, and four books from Hindi, Urdu and English into Odia. He is the recipient of eighteen awards including Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award (1993), Odisha Science Akademi Award (2003), Sarala Sahitya Samman (2004), Odisha Sahitya Samaj Samman (2005) and Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award (2007)