Manu Dash

[Manu Dash] (4 July 1956 / Odisha, India)

Biography of Manu Dash

Manu Dash poet

Manu Dash joined ‘Anam’, a literary movement, in 1974 that gave a new face to Odia poetry. He’s an acclaimed writer in both English and in Odia. He has two collections of poems and short stories, four collections of essays and six works of translations. He is currently editing The Dhauli Review (www.dhaulireview.com) , a triquarterly of Indian writing.

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Imagining My Village

My village,
When I recall it,
Looks like a colored kite.
I lost its hold in an afternoon,
Went on running after it,
Knowing a little where I was heading for.
I didn't count the numbers of river I crossed,
Left behind dark jungles,
Shades of rainbows in azure sky.

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