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The Poetic Art, Concept And Style Of Jayanta Mahapatra

To open the book of criticism to read Jayanta Mahpatra is to come to know
That he is first and foremost an Oriya writing in English
Rather than an Indian,
One of coastal Orissa, its topography and cartography
And he doing the mapping of it,
Marking the lands bordering and banking the sea,
Going with the mariners daring, venturing deep into
To give a hearing to what the waves say to.

A poet of its temple towns and cities, picnic spots and sea beaches,

Tourist centres,
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