Surendra Mohanty

(1920 - 1992 / Cuttack, Orissa / India)

Biography of Surendra Mohanty

Surendra Mohanty poet

Surendra Mohanty born in Orissa was an award-winning author who wrote in Oriya. He was the recipient of prestigious Orissa Sahitya Academy Award for his novel Nilashaila.

Career

He was the President of Orissa Sahitya Academy from the year 1981 to 1987. He was also the first editor, and later chief editor for the newspaper The Sambad. He is a writer of short stories, novels, travelogues, criticism and biographies. He wrote around 50 books belonging to different genres. His wellknown books are Mahanagarira Ratri (The Night of the Metropolis), Maralara Mrutyu (The Death of a Swan), Andha Diganta (The Dark Horizon), and Mahanirvana (The Final Departure). Yadubamsa O Anyaanya Galpa (The Yadubamsa and other stories), Rajadhani O Anyaanya Galpa (The Capital and other stories), Krushnachuda (The Gulmohur) and Ruti O Chandra (The Bread and The Moon) are his famous short stories.

Awards

Sahitya Akademi Award, 1957; for Sabujapatra O Dhusara Golap.
Sharala Award, 1980; for Kulabrudha.
Sahitya Akademi Award, 1987; for Patha O Pruthibi.

Surendra Mohanty's Works:

Selected Works

Novel
Andha Diganta
Nilashaila
Kalantara
Niladri vijaya
Satadhira Surya
Neti Neti
Achalatana
Dui Seemanta
Badhu O Priya
College Boy
HamsaGitee

Biographies
Patha O Pruthibi

Short Stories
Krushnachuda
Mahanagarira Ratri
Ruti O Chandra
Sabuja patra O Dhusara Golapa
Kabi O Nartaki
Maralara Mrutyu
Mahanirvana
Yadubamsa O Anyaanya Galpa
Rajadhani O Anyaanya Galpa
Shesa Kabita

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