Soubhagyabanta Maharana

Soubhagyabanta Maharana
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Born in the Bolangir town of Odisha state on 15.08.1951 poet Soubhagyabanta Maharana started writing poetry from the year 1975. Mr. Maharana is basically a bilingual poet of Odia and English. Several poems of him have been published in the leading Oriya magazines, MUSE INDIA ejournal, POETRY FIRST, Telegraph weekly magazine, Poetry Chronicle, Indian Literature, The Caravan, The Eastern Times of Odisha and A Posy of Poesy, Poets’ Paradise, The Poetic Bliss and Fancy Realm of Guntur Literary Festival.

He has to his credit ten Odia poetry collections, one Essay collection based on modern Odia poetry and one... more »

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Farmers' Suicide



When the dark future
Makes a sojourn
Over the horizon of their penury
The farmers lament
For their irreparable loss
Arising out of the scanty rains
Or the heavy floods that create calamity.

If there were insects in the crops:
It is the fault of water.
If crops burnt in conspiracy
It is the fault of fire.
If the crops failed to yield gold
It is the fault of soil.
If the bank loan was not repaid in time
It is the fault of the farmer.

Out of utter ...

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