Author: K K MohapatraPublisher: HarperCollinsYear: 1998Language: EnglishPages: 309ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172233124
This anthology of thirty-one representative stories by famous authors celebrates the hundredth year of the Oriya Short Story. The first Oriya short story to be published was Rebati by Fakir Mohan Senapati in 1898. It marked the emergence of a new literary form out of a long tradition of folklore and oral literature. The expansive oral style was soon displaced by a tight narrative which addressed a literate public. The stories brought together in this volume will give the reader an insight into the evolution of Oriya short fiction. The editors with their brilliant translation have retained the original flavor and style of each story in full measure to achieve a collection that is a worthy tribute to the great masters of Oriya literature. TRANSLATORS & EDITORS: K K Mohapatra was born in 1953. His Oriya writings include a collection of stories and a novella. Leelawati Mohapatra was born in 1953 and studied in Loreto College and Calcutta University. She has published her writings in several journals. Their joint endeavors are translations which include Kishore Charan Das, One Eye Uncle . Sudhansu Mohanty was born in 1956. He has published upward of two hundred essays and book reviews in national dailies besides translation of several titles.
ForewordONEThe Bride-PriceFakir Mohan SenapatiTWOThe Old Bangle SellerLaxmikanta MahapatraTHREEMaguni's Bullock CartGodavarish MohapatraFOURVictory CelebrationKalindi Charan PanigrahiFIVEShikarBhagabati Charan PanigrahiSIXThe QuestNityananda MahapatraSEVENTHE ShelterGopinath MohantyEIGHTBouliRajkishore RayNINEThe Slanging MatchFaturanandTENDead FlowerSatchidananda Raut RoyELEVENOh Calcutta!TWELVEDispossessedKishori Charan DasTHIRTEENFather and SonBamacharan MitraFOURTEENAntu Praharaj, the Master ExorcistMohapatra Nilmoni SahooFIFTEENFig FlowerAkhil Mohan patnaikSIXTEENThe EmperorChandrasekhar RathSEVENTEENParallel LinesSantanu Kumar AcharyaEIGHTEENThe PilgrimKrishna Prasad MishraNINETEEN Into the Heart of LuvurvaManoj DasTWENTYThe GhostRabi PatnaikTWENTY ONESpider's WebJagannath Prasad DasTWENTY TWOFlowering NightBinapani MohantyTWENTY THREEUnseasonal PineappleBijay prasad MahapatraTWENTY FOURThe StigmaPratibha RayTWENTY FIVERamachandra BehraTWENTY SIXHungerNrusingha TripathyTWENTY SEVENMoonlightYashodhara MishraTWENTY EIGHTA Sita in the Ashok ForestJagadish MohantyTWENTY NINEThe CoupleSivapada SwainTHIRTYThe ThiefKamalakanta MohapatraTHIRTY ONEThe RapeSarojini SahooNotes on the Authors