Krittibas Ojha

(1381 - 1461 / Nadia, West Bengal / India)

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Krittibas Ojha (Bengali: কৄত্তিবাস ওঝা) or Kirttibas Ojha (Bengali: কীর্ত্তিবাস ওঝা) was a medieval Bengali poet. His major contribution to Bengali literature and culture was the translation of the great Indian epic Ramayana to Bengali. His work, the Sri Ram Panchali, is popularly known as the Krittivasi Ramayan. In 1803, his work, edited by Jaygopal Tarkalamkar, was published by the Serampore Mission Press.


Krittibas Ojha was born in a Kulina (upper class) Brahmin family at Phulia village of modern-day Nadia district in the Indian state of Paschimbanga (West Bengal) and died in 1461. He was the eldest among his father Banamali Ojha’s six sons and one daughter. ... more »

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