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Jayanta Mahapatra is one of the best known Indian English poets. Perhaps any discussion on Indian English Poetry is incomplete without reference to his poetical works. Physicist, bilingual poet and essayist, Jayanta Mahapatra holds the distinction of being the first Indian English poet to have received the Sahitya Akademi Award (1981) for Relations ...

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Bijay Kant Dubey 18 July 2020
But one should not forget it to put it before that he is very, very personal and private in his writing of poetry as because these arise out of his own brooding and reflection confiding int hem so. As a poet he is one of vacant reflections and broodings. The image of Gandhi hangs over and he has not forgotten the Gandhian myths and principles comparing and contrasting them with the values and ideals of modern men and their society.
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Bijay Kant Dubey 18 July 2020
The Rathyatra recurs time and again and he cannot forget the festivity connected with the the gala ceremony and the sea of people offering prayers and moving with, the mammoth crowd following the chariot seating Jagannatha, Balabhadra and Subhadra.
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Bijay Kant Dubey 18 July 2020
A poet of Udaygiri, Khandagiri, Konark, Puri, Bhubaneswar, he is historiographer and is connected with racial and ethnic things of the community dwelling for ages and ages. The defeat of Kalinga, the Ganga kings, the Kharvelas, all these he talks of indirectly referring to art and architecture.
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Bijay Kant Dubey 18 July 2020
A professor of physics who has physics in the classrooms has switched to poetry after evincing an interest in photography and deriving from light and darkness chapters. As the sunlight drizzles, fades and keeps changing and shifting from the dawn-break to the noontime to the twilight so is faith frail and shaky and in between light and darkness lies it the matter of the universe and the particles.
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Bijay Kant Dubey 17 July 2020
He is not only an imagist concerned with mere imagery but is a mythicist, a feminist, a realist, a modernist and a post-modernist too. in his poetry one may find the journey from colonialism to post-colonialism, from modernism to post-modernism and beyond. But we must keep it in mind that word-play and imagery are the things with which he has started the poetic journey of his life.
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Bijay Kant Dubey 17 July 2020
Apart from that he is a poet of nothingness, empty skies, shadowed reflections, silhouettes, solitary landscapes and so on. Not even that he is in some way a historian of Orissa as he tells about the temples and historical sites of the place together with the geo-political status and nowhere can we find a description of its rivers, lakes, forests, cities, hamlets, hills and rural scapes as has in his poetry.
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Bijay Kant Dubey 17 July 2020
Jayanta Mahapatra is first a poet of Orissa then an Indian writing in English of a national standard famous world-wide, but he was famous even before we recognized as his poems appeared in the journals before our acknowledgement and acceptance. He is a poet who draws and derives from imagery, myth and mythicism, history, art and culture and society. A muffled overtone of Vedism, Upanishadism can be heard in his poems.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 04 June 2020
Jayanta Mahapatra is a highly multi-talented and internationally acclaimed poet, who writes beautiful poems with moral, ethical and human values. He is from Physics background, but he easily correlates science with literature basing upon his perception. This evergreen seasonal poet feels nature and God's creation deeply. Starting from dawn to dusk and from rain to river he touches every natural sequence with his philosophic effort and freedom. He is a great motivator and a legendary poet!
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Kumarmani Mahakul 04 June 2020
May God bring unlimited happiness for poet Jayanta Mahapatra and his family members. I am wishing him all the best for his high standard literary perseverance. BEST WISHES TO POET Jayanta Mahapatra, ranked # 190 on top 500 poets of the world (as per the information of the World Poetry Database on date 04 June 2020, Thursday) BEST WISHES FROM: : : : Poet Kumarmani Mahakul ranked # 217 on top 500 poets (As per the information of the World Poetry Database on date 04, June 2020, Thursday)
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SIDDAROOD KUMBAR 06 October 2019
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P.Narayan.Sinha 12 January 2019
Mahapatra writes as an outsider of loneliness, longings, the contrast between myth & reality and above all the impossibility of finding a resolution. There is a constant experimentation with language, it's plasticity. Above all, it is a poetry of inner spaces; where the often tortured landscape of Orrissa mirrors psychological states.There is a pregnancy of silence in his poems that approaches a greater reality often lost in the flux of life.
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Mahesh 02 December 2018
A country poem jayant mahapatra send summary
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Shweta Thorat 28 November 2018
Nice I formation but I think more information should be occupied
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Shridhar 20 August 2018
I need original poem of a country
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VEERESH K 27 July 2018
SIR PLEASE GIVE ME POEM A COUNTRY
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Arjun Srinivas 05 January 2018
'Evening Landscape by the River' and ' From Temple' by Jayant Mahapatra are missing from this poet's archives here.
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Bijay Kant Dubey 07 November 2015
As a poet, Jayanta is first of all an imagist then a linguist, a photographer, a dreamer, a visionary, a thinker; a realist, a feminist, a modernist, a post-modern; a historian, an ecologist, an environmentalist; an Odia first then an Indian and an internationalist; an existentialist, an iconoclast and a symbolist. As a teacher of physics, he has drawn from light and darkness theories. Poetry is physics and physics his poetry. Poetry to Mahapatra is the geography, sociology and archaeology of Orissa and Orissan places. A professor of physics, he sees the pinda-dana continuing sand the asthi-kalasha being immersed into the holy waters to reach to the conclusion of matter and mass.
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Bijay Kant Dubey 20 May 2014
It pains us to see that some teachers and scholars under the pretext of meeting him take the interview with him and get photographed with to release it on the internet which is but a gross violation and repudiation of morality and ethics. How does their morality permit them to do it? Had the poet himself introduced, it would have been good, but they like to be photographed with him as for to get a breakthrough. I do not want to belittle anyone, but the gravity of the matter is as such that I cannot help without taking it. |
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Bijay Kant Dubey 20 May 2014
It pains us to see that some teachers and scholars under the pretext of meeting him take the interview with him and get photographed with to release it on the internet which is but a gross violation and repudiation of morality and ethics. How does their morality permit them to do it? Had the poet himself introduced, it would have been good, but they like to be photographed with him as for to get a breakthrough. I do not want to belittle anyone, but the gravity of the matter is as such that I cannot help without taking it.
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