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About Kalinga Literary Festival

Kalinga the ancient Kingdom of present day Odisha was a glorious phase in the history of the state. Kalinga excelled in art, craft, culture and literature. It excelled in maritime trade taking both culture and agriculture beyond the shores. Despite the several challenges Modern Odisha is on its path to become a leading state in India in terms economic growth and opportunities created for the young and the old. This is an opportune time to connect the old to the new and make bridges between the past, present and the future. Literature among other remains the most powerful force to connect the glorious history, a pregnant present with immense possibilities and hope with a prosperous possible future. Odia Language and Literature have been acknowledged globally to have a tradition that dates back to more than 2000 years. Recently the Linguistic Committee of SahityaAkademi has approved Odia as a classical language. This is an opportune time to celebrate Odia Literature, its history, its present, its possibilities and its national and global interconnections.
Odisha Media Info Service Pvt Ltd which owns OdishaDiary (www.orissadiary.com) and Odishan.com  organizing the Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) on 24 February 2014 to celebrate this creative spirit of the Odisha and commemorate the literary diversity it offers, bringing it in conversation with the best minds in the world of literature within and outside Odisha and India. Academics, authors, political and social activists, law makers, government officials, corporate leaders, students and people from all walks of life will immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the festival and exchange opinions on their favourite authors and works. Several eminent literary and film personalities are scheduled to attend the event.
KLF aspires to be an Annual Flagship event in the cultural calendar of Odisha and would focus on rekindling the romance with literature and foster reading and writing, especially among the youth. It offers a national platform with a global appeal and bridges the gap between literature in English and other Indian regional languages. The OdishaDiary’sKalinga Literary Festival (KLF) acknowledges the important role of other organisations and media houses in hosting such festival in last two years and creating a level of awareness on global literature. We at OdishaDiary want to design the KLF in a different and inclusive way. People from different traditions, regions and cultures will represent the astounding literary diversity of Odisha. Literatures from Southern and Western Odisha, from Rural and Tribal Cultures, from young and aspiring writers and poets will find their due place in the KLF. We will have special segments for young women writers, child poets and script writers.
We promise you an aesthetically and intellectually illuminating Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) which will be an eclectic mix of celebrity authors, thinkers, cine-world luminaries blended with inspirational debate which will nourish your creativity and thinking. It is universally accepted now that our journey in this world is not merely a sum of material needs. We have a soul, a conscience and a mind that yearns for fulfillment, longs for love, craves immortality, desires admiration and needs emotional succor in times of distress and failure. Literature takes care of many such non-material and intangible aspirations.

Speakers

Sitakanta Mahapatra

Dr Sitakant Mahapatra

Dr Sitakant Mahapatra

Dr Sitakant Mahapatra (born September 17, 1937) is a notable poet and literary critic in Oriya as well as English. He has also been in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) since 1961 until retiring in 1995, and has since held ex officio posts such as the Chairman of National Book Trust, New Delhi. He is the first Oriya to top the IAS exam.

He has published over 15 poetry collection, 5 essay collections, a travelogue, over 30 contemplative works, apart from numerous translations. His poetry collection have been published in several Indian languages. His notable works are, Sabdar Akash (1971) (The Sky of Words), Samudra (1977) and Anek Sharat (1981).

A K Rath

A K Rath

A K Rath

Born in Baripada Odisha Dr. Arun Kumar Rath joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1973 after a brilliant academic career securing top positions in Utkal and Delhi Universities. Master of Science in Theoretical Physics from Delhi University, Dr Rath studied management in the University of Birmingham and University of Bradford in the United Kingdom. He was awarded Ph D by the KIIT University, Bhubaneswar for his pioneering research on the role of Independent Directors in the boardroom of Indian public sector Navaratna companies.

During his distinguished career as a civil servant spanning over three decades, Dr. Rath made significant contributions in various fields of Indian administration and corporate management .

Debi Prasanna Patnaik

Dr Debi Prasanna Patnaik

Dr Debi Prasanna Patnaik

Satakadi Hota

Satakadi Hota

Satakadi Hota

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Dr Bibhuti Patnaik

Dr Bibhuti Patnaik

Born on 25.10.1937, Sri Bibhuti Patnaik is a popular novelist who has dedicated to the history of Oriya novel. If his total number of novels are to be list out it will be elephantaein in size. He is yet admired by his innumerable readers. He has received Orissa Sahitya Akademi Award in 1985 for his novel ‘ASWAMEDHARA GHODA’. To his credit other award also goes like Sarala, Jhankara and Bisubha Awards. His novels include : SESHA BASANTA, ABHIMANA, PARAPURUSHA, GARE KAJWALA DHARE LUHA, ODA MATIRA SWARGA, SESHA ABHINAYA, ASWAMEDHARA GHODA, TRUTIYA PURUSHA, KHELAGHARA BHANGIGALA, PREMA O’ PRUTHIBI, DIPATA SANKHA, HE BANDHU BIDAYA, UJANI JAMUNA, MANA BHALANAHIN, RANGANATI, BADHUNIRUPAMA, EI MANA BRUNDABANA, BANDI JAJABARA, PRATHAMA SAKALA, DINA JAE CHINHA RAHE, CHAPALA CHHANDA. TUME TRUSHNARA JALA, SANDHYARAGA, SULTANA, BIDAYABELA, EKANTA ADIMA, CHHAYA CHANDRIKA, SNAYU SAHARARE SHANTIBHANGA, KALABATI, SESHA RATIRA SURYA, NISANGA NAKHYATRA, ANEKA TARARA RATRI, PRIYA BANDHABI, SAMAYASOKA, EKAKINI KUNTALA, KALA BAISHAKHI, SHOK BANARA SITA, BAULA PHULARA, BASNA, DIPASIKHA, PRIYA PURUSHA, SAMAYA ASAMAYA, SANDHYA DIPARA SIKHA, ADINA SHARABNA, BHALA JHIA KHARAP JHIA, ANDHARKRRA SIDI, NASTA CHARITRA NADI NARI KHETRA, MADHYANHA RA DIBARATRI, CHAHALA PANIRA DHEU, RAGA ANURAGA, DEBAKIRA KARABASA, HASAKANDARA CHHANDA, CHHBIRA MANISHA, TOPAE SINDURA DIPATA SANKHA, NAGAPHENI, AGNEYAGIRIRE BANA BHOJI, SUVARNA, MAYABI HRUDAYA, SATI ASATI, DHULI GHARA, SMRUTIRA SUDESNA, ASABARNA, KESA BATI KANYA, GRAHANA, NISANGA BIHANGI SE DINA CHAITRAMASA, AIE GAON AIE MATI, DAGHA PHULABANA, DIPATALARA DRUSHYA, RAHU GRASHA, SESA RATRIRA SURYA, NADI SAMUDRA, SELI MAUSI, ATHAKATHI, TUME TRUSHNARA JALA, ADIMA ARANYA, RANI MAHUMACHHI, NIDA MAHIN, PREMIKA, DINAKALA, BARNAMALA.

Story books include MANABHALA NAHIN, UNEISISAHA PANCHABANA, RAJAKANYARA DUKHA, NIMNAGAMI MANA, KICHHI JOCHHNA KICHHI ANDHAKARA, NILA AKHIRA NADI, KETEJE BASANTA SATE, JIBANARA JATILATA, ANNYA EKA VARATABARSHA, ANEKA TARA RATRI, NIRBACHITA GALPA, GRAHANA, ADINA BARSHA, PREMAGALPA, SURYAMUKHI, IRSARA ISWARI, LALITA LABANGALATA, KALIKALA, AKHIBUJIDELE SATYAJUGA. Travel literature – DWARKA DARSHANA, TIRE TIRE TIRTHA, BIOGRAPHY MAHATMA, JANA NAYAK, HASAKHUSI, KAHI JANILE KATHA SUNDARA. Criticisms include – SAMPRATIKA SAHITYA, SAHITRARA SUCHIPATRA, ODIA UPANYASHARA SAMAJ TATWIKA RUPAREKHA. To his credit 75 nos of novel yet has already been printed and admired by his readers.

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Ramakanta Rath

Ramakanta Rath

Ramakanta Rath is one of the most renowned modernist poets in the Odia literature. Heavily influenced by the poets such as T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, Rath experimented greatly with form and style.

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Manorama Mohapatra

Manorama Mohapatra

Ms. Manorama Mohapatra has been a leading voice of reason for decades on different issues especially on media, literature and women. Former editor at the Samaj and President of Sahitya Academy, Ms. Mohapatra has done extraordinary work as a journalist, editor, writer and an activist.

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Gourhari Das

Gourhari Das

One of the leading Odia fiction writers, Gourahari Das was born on October 9, 1960 in Sandhagada village of Bhadrak district of Odisha to Gajendra Prasad Das and Smt. Sakuntala Das.
His writings reflect the checkered trajectories of a person who traveled in many directions. Das regards himself as aTraveler. He uses both village and urban landscapes to explore nature and human relations. His stories are steeped with local cultural ethos which brings emotional appeal to reader’s hearts and minds. They portray a keen struggle for existence among the social churning and erosion of high values. They are moving accounts of tribulations of people caught in the complexity of life. He joined Sambad the largest circulated Oriya daily as a trainee-journalist in 1985. He continues there as the Editor of Features and Editor of Katha, the most popular fiction monthly.

Prathiva Ray

Dr Pratibha Ray

Dr Pratibha Ray

Pratibha Ray is an Indian academic and writer. She was born on 21 January 1943, at Alabol, a remote village in the Balikuda area of Jagatsinghpur district formerly part of Cuttack district of Orissa state.She was the first woman to win the Moortidevi Award in 1991.

She is an eminent fiction writer in contemporary India. She writes novels and short stories in her mother tongue Oriya. Her first novel Barsha Basanta Baishakha (1974)  proved itself as a best seller for its readability among rural female half literate readers. She attributed the boldness, the revolt and humanism in her literature, to the impact of Vaishnavism, her family religion, which preaches no caste, no class, and also due to the influence of her Gandhian teacher-father, Parashuram Das.

Prasanta Patnaik

Prasanta Patnaik

Prasanta Patnaik

Prasanta Patnaik is a senior journalist of Odisha. He has worked with various print and electronic media. He has completed M.A. in English literature from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack in 1965. He has worked as Sub-Editor in Amrita Bazar Patrika, Special Correspondent: Kalinga an Oriya daily, Special Correspondent: Hindusthan Samachar, Bhubaneswar Correspondent of: PTRIOT and LINK 1971-83. He had also worked in Newstime, EENADU and EENADU Television for 12 years. He is the Group Editor of: Websites odisha.com, odisha.in and 36garh.in

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Arjun Charan Hembram

Arjun Charan Hembram

Arujan Charan Hembram was born In Baripada on 1st apri,1952. He is well known figure in Santali literature, he is also founder editor of Santali literary magazine “Chai champa’ and recently he bring out a fortnightly Santali magazine’Bahabonga’. His another two poetry collection were ‘Lade Sarjom’ and  ‘Chiki Gaban ,it is worthy to note that  Mr. Hembram two book ‘Lade Sarjom’and ‘chandabonga’included in Uttar Odisha University and UPSC Course. Arjun charan Hembram ‘s  Santali poetry book “Chandabonga’adjudjed for Kendra  Sahitya academy award. For the year 2013.

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Monorama Biswal Mohapatra

Monorama Biswal Mohapatra

Manorama Biswal Mohapatra is one of the brightest women writers of the state today. Manorama Biswal Mohapatra hails from the Balasore district. From her early childhood, nature has given her the best of its visual experience, which emerged in from of words. So most of her poems have bear the uncommon beauty of the village, nature, sea, river, trees, chirping of birds, and solitary silence getting new images.

Some of her books have been translated in English, Hindi, Bengali and Aasames languages. Presently heading the Odia language and literature department of BJB College, Bhubaneswar, Manorama, a member of a number of coveted literary award including the Central and State Sahitya Academies and winner of a host of awards, has had the honor of participating in the World Congress of poets in Greece and an international literary seminas in Bangladesh, Sweden, London etc. She is a recipient of ‘Jhankar’ award and in the year 1999, State Sahitya Academy has adorned her with the award for her poetry book.

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Dr. Mrinal Chaterjee

Dr. Mrinal Chaterjee

Prof Mrinal Chatterjee is an inspiring name in Odisha Media. He has left his legacy in wherever he has worked be it print, radio or television. As a journalist and then an editor he has inspired a generation of young journalists and continues to do so in his current capacity as the Head of IIMC Odisha at Dhenkanal. He has written extensively for leading newspapers of Odisha like that of Sambad and The Samaj. His recent book History of Journalism in Odisha is a pioneering contribution to the field.

Mohapatra Nilamani Sahoo

Mohapatra Nilamani Sahu

Mohapatra Nilamani Sahu

Mohapatra Nilamani Sahu was born on 22nd December 1926 at Niali – Village of Cuttack district. He started his career as a Lecturer in Oriya literature.

In the post-independence period, he is known as a best story-writer. He is adorned with different awards for his favourite short stories which have been admired by scholars and general public. These include ‘AKASHA PATATA’ story book for which he received Orissa Sahitya Akademi Award in 1979. For his story edition titled ‘ABHISAPTA GANDHARVA’ in 1983, he received Sarala Award and again in 1984 he was adorned Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for the same book.

His story editions include PREMA TRIBHUJA published in 1952, MICHHA BAGHA in 1955, SRUNANTU SARBE AMRUTASYA PUTRA IN 1957, GANJEI O’ GABESANA IN 1961, RANU APA THARU PUSHI PARJYANTA, ANDHA RATIRA SURYA, (1965), ANYA RUPA RUPANTARA, AKASHA PATALA, ABHISAPTA GANDHARBA, PINGALA SE ANYA JANE, KAPOTA PAKHI GRU MORA, SUMITRARA HASA, BISHNU MAYA, MICHHA BAGHA, PAPA O’ MUKTI, SE KALA PAKHALA, BRUNDABANARA SESHA DHUPA, JA DEVI SAMA GRUSHESU, GALPA BICHITRA, NIBEDITARA NAISYABHISARA. His novels include DHARA O DHARA, TAMASI RADHA, HANSA MITHUNA. His criticism books include ‘SAHITYARA KATHA O RAMYA RACHANA SAHITYARA PARABAR.

N.A.Shah-Ansari

N A Shah Ansari

N A Shah Ansari

NA Shah Ansari is an award winning social activist and community worker. He has been a crusader against corruption and malpractices in governance. Known popularly as Ansari, he has been an institution builder. He established Young India to connect the youth of the country. He has established the first ever Community Radio Station “Radio Namaskar” and community news paper Namaskar to extend his reach and message of “young minds matter”.  As the Founder Editor of a Community Newspaper, Mr. Ansari now reaches out to his community and beyond on issues of daily struggle of common people.

Paramita Satapathy

Paramita Satpathy

Paramita Satpathy

Paramita Satpathy  is an influential voice in Odia Literature and is widely translated into English, Hindi and other Indian languages. Her short stories  and poems have been published in all the leading literary journals of India including Indian Literature, The Little Magazine, News India, Samakalin Bhartiya Sahitya, Naya Gyanoday, Hans, Bagarth, Jansata, Vipula (Enadu), Bhasha Bondhon etc. So far, seven collections of short stories  and one novel in Odia have been published to her credit. Door Ke Pahad, a collection in Hindi (published by Bhartiya Jnanpith, New Delhi) and Intimate Pretence, a collection in English (published by Rupa & Co., New Delhi) have been published which are widely discussed and brought her much acclaim. Her stories are included in anthologies published from various parts of the country. Her stories address the recurring problems of the booming middle class of Odisha.

Asish Gadanayak

Ashish Gadnayak

Ashish Gadnayak

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Deba Prasad Dash

Deba Prasad Dash

Report

First Kalinga Literary Festival was inaugurated by Padma Bibhusan Dr. Sitakanta Mahapatra, Prof Natabar Satapathy, Dr. Arun Rath, Odisha Sahitya Academy President Shri Satakadi Hota, Padma Shri Debi Prasanna Patnaik, Poet Fani Mohanty, poet Manoram Biswal Mohapatra and KLF Director Rashmi Ranjan Parida.

Mr. Rashmi Ranjan Parida, the Editor of OdishaDiary and the Director of KLF introduced the guests and speakers. The inaugural session highlighted the importance of language and literature in human life and thanked KLF team to have taken such a brilliant initiative. KLF conferred the First Kalinga Sahitya Sanman on Padma Shri Prof Debi Prasanna Patnaik. Prof Patnaik was the head of the team that researched and submitted a report to the government of India and strongly argued in favour of the classical language status for Odia.

Prachee Naik, Co-Director of KLF, in her welcome speech outlined the objectives and vision of the KLF and thanked the guests and speakers to have agreed to grace the event. She acknowledged the great curiosity that KLF has created globally and expected KLF to become an annual platform that would attract global leaders in literature. Some interesting books by both reputed and new talents were released during the function. Antarctica Diary by Dr Arun Rath, Tamanna A Wish by Bilina Pattanaik, REPORTING-Kichhi Akuha Katha’ by Saumya Parida, Saphalata Ra Abhibyakti by Barendra Kumar and English Mantra by Janardan Mishra.

READ the Full Report of KLF 2014…

Book Released

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Radhara Bansi

Radhara Bansi

Book ‘Radhara Bansi’ by Dr. Prativa Ray.

Banshi Badaka

Banshi Badaka by Fani Mohanty

Banshi Badaka by Fani Mohanty

Antarctica-Diary

Antarctica Diary by Dr Arun Rath

Antarctica Diary by Dr Arun Rath

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Kandhei (a novella) by Dr. Mrinal Chaterjee

Kandhei (a novella) by Dr. Mrinal Chaterjee

A cat who writes a secret diary, vows vengeance for all the problems she faces because of her human landlords, and tries to live her dreams. A dog named Rajnikanta who gets scared by monkey kids. A squirrel couple named Branjelina who always leave their audience stunned with their speed and incomparable love. There are many such interesting characters in this thought provoking Odia novella written by Mrunal (pen name of Dr Mrinal Chatterjee).
Story of Kandhei, the cat, begins with her arrival to an almost cat-hating family. The owner of the house, Nabaghana, has ailurophobia (fear of cats). He believes that cats are bad omen and this is why they are always shown in scary movies. His wife Rangabati and son Luv Kumar have similar fears and anxieties. Only his daughter Lata finds Kandhei cute because of her soft fur, yellow spots on the brown skin and blue eyes.
The novella is divided into three parts. The first part appears to be lengthy. On a lighter note, the author attributes this to his inability to stop when he starts saying something. However, this phenomenon is not unique and Dr Chatterjee is not the first writer struggling to contain his thoughts. In fact, all creative people face this problem. They create a world of their own, and many other entwined worlds within.
Here also, the author creates many layers in the first part and ends up building the foundation for an interesting story of a cat that follows in the second and third parts.
 As the story progresses, the reader is exposed to the world of Kandhei as she harbours desires, guided by her own urges. Her stay at Nabaghana’s house is marked by resistance from other members, even the animals. But Kandhei lives not only her life but also her dreams despite all odds, aptly summed up in the words of Jim Davis quoted in the second part of the novella, “Way down deep, we’re all motivated by same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.”
Dr Chatterjee’s cat, or that matter no cat is an ordinary animal. Cat bears the soul of a woman, split in her desires. On the one hand she wants to become free and explore the pain and pleasures of the world on her own, on the other she needs the security provided by domesticity.
Her split personality is not just limited to the dilemma of choosing between freedom and safety but also in the choice of male partners. She romances two tomcats at the same time.  Both of them are examples of two extremes of male personality. The one gives her love and treats her as a duly wedded wife while the other lusts her, violates her body and yet gives her the pleasure (as she thinks) she does not want to live without.
Kandhei flirts with her dilemmas and for once steps out of the shackles of the household, only to return when the thoughts of safety of her children fades her own desires.
Being an animal is bad. Being a cat is perhaps the worst. People kill some animals for food and leave some to die in want of a safe abode. However, cats are the only one of its kind persecuted everyday because of superstitions.
In this novella, Dr Chatterjee not only breaks many myths about cats but also make the reader see the world from the eyes of a cat.

 

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Tamanna A Wish by Bilina Pattanaik

Tamanna A Wish by Bilina Pattanaik

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Reporting by Saumya Parida

Reporting by Saumya Parida

Writer Saumya Parida narrates her experiences as reporter in this book. The book titled as ‘REPORTING-Kichhi Akuha Katha’. Samuya beautifully narrates her experiences through 23 Reports, 23 Stories in this book. Saumya as a young reporter in the year 2007 has described her reporting journey through short stories. She tried to think basic human value with professional duty through a very simple and uncomplicated narration. As an audience/Viewer most of the time we judge a reporter from his/her outside expression but in these stories there is an inner voice, which is reflected throughout. ‘REPORTING-Kichhi Akuha Katha’ is first of its kind in journalism history of Odisha. Some interesting anecdotes, some fiery line makes this book more interesting. There is an untold story behind every story and you must read the unknown. This book’s foreword written by: Mr Tathagata Satpathy (Editor-Dharitri & Orissa Post), (MP, Loksabha). Odisha’s most famous publishing house ‘Nalanda’ brings out this book to market as Publisher.

Advisors

Professor Annraurna Pandey

Professor Annapurna Pandey

Professor Annapurna Pandey

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Dr. Aparna-Mohanty

Dr. Aparna-Mohanty

Born on 16 December 1952, Dr. Aparna Mohanty did her master’s in Odia and her PhD in Oriya language & literature.  Some of her notable compilations  are Abyakta Atmiyata, Asati, Tirtha Yatra in poetry, and Odia Upany.

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Prof Chitta Baral

Prof Chitta Baral

A Professor at Arizona State University of the United States, Prof Baral is a well-known as a passionate advocate of strengthening education and health in Odisha. As a leading Non-Resident Odia, he has been a strong policy advocate on the issues of development, health, education and cultural heritage. Through his extensive research and advocacy he has been able to influence policy makers in Odisha and India. The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and IIT-Bhubaneswar were two such successful campaigns. Chitta’s research on NISER and the general neglect of Odisha in higher education matters was presented in the Supreme Court of India and was debated in the Parliament of India. The movement was successful and the institute was established in Odisha. Chitta was also among the leaders in the movement to get an IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) for Odisha. This movement was also successful and Odisha now has an IIT. Few years back, the Odisha government appointed Chitta as a member of its Higher Education Task Force. He was the only member of this task force from outside India.

Chitta is an active member of the Odisha Society of the Americas and has organized various events and forums in its annual conventions.  Chitta has led a movement (through emails, blogs, phone calls and media campaign) to get attention to the neglected sectors of education and health in the state.  He has inspired many young Odias throughout the globe to take active interest in Odisha’s development. He has set a standard for many NROs to follow the path of policy advocacy.

This award is an acknowledgement of his decade long work as a public intellectual and policy advocate in the cause of Odisha’s development and global reputation.

Dr. Sadananda Sahoo

Dr. Sadananda Sahoo

Dr. Sadananda Sahoo

Dr. Sadananda Sahoo is a sociologist, at present an Assistant Professor at the School of Inter-disciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies (SOITS), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. He has interest in wide range of areas in art, culture, literature and films and provides scholarly work on many of these areas. Before joining IGNOU he worked with the Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR), a Planning Commission think-tank for the Government of India. At IAMR, he completed several international projects on education, agriculture and employment. Dr. Sahoo has several research publications and reviews on diaspora and ethnic studies, culture, international migration, public policy, and rural development, among others. Besides, he has also co-edited a book on diasporas, development and education. He is the Founder Convener of the Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT), based in New Delhi, India. He teaches and supervises students on issues of culture, media, development, public policy and the global diaspora. Email: ssahoo@ignou.ac.in

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Priyadarshi Mishra

Priyadarshi Mishra

Shri Priyadarshi Mishra is a noted social activist, philanthropist and dynamic political leader. He is core member of Invest Bhubaneswar and several other initiatives. Mr. Mishra completed Post Graduate in History, Utkal University, Post Graduate in Law (LLM), Utkal University, P.G. Diploma in Human Resource Management, IGNOU, Certificate Course in Computer Proficiency, APTECH.

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Sanjib Kumar Mohanty

Sanjib Kumar Mohanty

SANJIB K. MOHANTY is an alumnus of Faculty of Law , University of Delhi. Since 1996  he is an Advocate practicing in Supreme Court of India , Delhi
High Court and other High Courts and Tribunals. Presently, he is a Senior Associate of a Law Firm at New Delhi. He was  also an Additional Standing
Government Counsel for Govt. of India & Panel Advocate of Municipal Corporation of Delhi between 2002-2005. He is on the panel of organisations like Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, United Bankof India,Punjab & Sind Bank,Reliance Life Insurance Co., MMTC Ltd., Agriculture Insurance Co. of India Ltd. and Food Corporation of India,Central Warehousing Corporation for Delhi region.

He is an Adjunct Professor to the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (IIT,Kharagpur), Visiting Faculty to Indian Law Institute (Deemed University under aegis of Ministry of Law & Justice, Govt. of India), Indian Society of International Law,New Delhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi and various National Law Schools in India . He has been associated as Resource Person on the Laws of Contract and Copyright with National Book Trust (Ministry of Human Resources
Development, Govt. of India) and given presentations at Workshop for Authors and Publishers at New Delhi, Aligarh, Imphal, Gangtok,  Silchar, Jaipur, Kolkata , Guwahati and Goa.

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Surya Prakash Mohapatra

Surya Prakash Mohapatra

Surya Prakash Mohapatra, currently the India Head- Training and Knowledge Management at Hewlett Packard Global Business Services  has over 17 + years of experience in various leadership roles in several leading IT and ITES organizations. Prior to Hewlett Packard, he worked in Wipro, Microland, FirstRing, Computer Garage and a few other organizations.  Surya has extensive experience in setting up and running learning and development functions for organizations in India and international locations. Surya set up the global training function for Wipro BPO which spanned across 10 locations in Brazil, Mexico, Romania, Poland, China and India.

He has led leadership development, capability building and talent management efforts in various organizations. He was instrumental in setting up the Management Academy and Domain Gurukul in Wipro BPO. Surya brings with him a vast experience in setting up Knowledge Centers of Excellence in various domains, defining and implementing training models for Rural BPO, Tier-III BPO etc.

In his current role at HP, he is engaged in evolving strategies for career development, talent management and knowledge management for the organization in India. In the past, he played a key role in setting up the training function in HP GBS. He was one of the key contributors to HP’s Charisma Program as the global lead for the training tower. Some of the best-in-class initiatives led by him, has received industry recognition as well.
Surya speaks regularly in various national and international forums on topics related to HR, Learning and Development, Corporate Culture and Spirituality. His articles have been published in various journals and magazines. He in the editorial board for the L&D Community’s quarterly e-magazine EKAKSHAARA.

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Debaraj Mohanty

Debaraj Mohanty

Debaraj is a key person in Jaipur literature Festival, Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards, Delhi, Shared History Festival in South Africa,India by Nile, Egypt & Great Arc Festivals at London. Debaraj is Liaisoning with Doordarshan and other mainline satellite networks for teamwork.

A LLB from Utkal University of Odisha and a Masters in Business Administration from IIMT and Export Management from Indian Institute of Export Management ,Bangalore.
He is being promoting the Arts & Culture of India at Singapore,London,South Africa,Israel & Egypt for Teamwork’s different different projects.
Debaraj is a social Activist, recently he has received an award from the Mahan Sangha,Berhampur,Odisha for taking an initiation for “preserving the Mother Tongue” Odia Language “Asa Sikhiba Amari Bhasa.”
He joined Teamwork Films in 1995 and has been Liaisoning with government departments for Teamwork projects. He is the Head of Administration of Teamwork Arts & his current job profile includes overall control of Financial activities of the company including expenditure control. Debaraj is also in charge of hospitality and travel related issues for all projects.
Debaraj is a key person in Jaipur literature Festival, Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards, Delhi, Shared History Festival in South Africa,India by Nile, Egypt & Great Arc Festivals at London. Debaraj is Liaisoning with Doordarshan and other mainline satellite networks for teamwork.
In recent years Debaraj was fully actively busy in the demand for “Railway Budget movements” at Jantar Mantar, Delhi”for the sake of Odisha, Speading Bhagabata Katha, Delhi, Raja Festival Delhi, etc.

Sponsors

Partner Organisations

Executives

Prachee Nayak

Prachee Nayak – Executive Member – KLF

Prachee Nayak – Executive Member – KLF

Prachee Nayak is the founder member of OdishaDiary (www.orissadiary.com), Odishan.com, OdishaInc.com . She is the technical head of all these projects.

Sitansu Mahapatra

Sitansu Mahapatra – Executive Member-KLF

Sitansu Mahapatra – Executive Member-KLF

Sitansu Mahapatra a journalist based in New Delhi. He worked several national media houses like Hindustan Times, NewsX TV Channel, ETV and others. Currently he is working senior consultant in Government of India.

Rashmi Ranjan Parida

Rashmi R Parida – Executive Member – KLF

Rashmi R Parida – Executive Member – KLF

Rashmi Ranjan Parida is a noted development journalist, media guru and media enterprenuer. He is the Founder-Editor of two leading news-portals; OrissaDiary (www.orissadiary.com) , wwww.Odishan.com, www.Odishainc.com and India Education Diary (www.indiaeducationdiary.com). Mr. Parida along  with his team of journalists and researchers started OrissaDiary (OD) in 2005 and India Education Diary (IED) in 2006. He devoted full time from 2008 onwards as the Chief Editor for both these websites.

OrissaDiary has been consistently ranked as the No.1 website on Odisha visited by more than 60 thousand visitors daily across the globe. Both OD and IED have a content sharing partnership with leading national media house, the Hindustan Times. In 2011 we institutionalized an annual award entitled “Odisha Living Legend Awards” which conferred on renowned personalities and policy practices of Odisha. In 2012 Manthan Awards in Delhi felicitated OrissaDiary as a pioneering news-website on Odisha.

Mr. Parida have taken several initiatives to encourage students to work as citizen journalists. The websites have created their own respective brands and are recognized for credibility, fastness, impartiality and concern for common people. To create a formal structure, team members of OD and IED decided to form a company known as Odisha Media Info Service (OMIS) Private Ltd, which would supervise and will be tasked for the brand building and brand extension of OD and IED.  Odisha Media Info Service (OMIS) Private Ltd is the sole producer of this Kalinga Literary Festival.

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Kamala Kanta Dash

Kamala Kanta Dash

Mr  Kamala Kanta Dash is currently on leave from his PhD at Monash University, Melbourne to develop a new School of International Studies (SIS) at Ravenshaw University, Cuttack. At SIS he has designed a new course “Odisha in World Affairs” and is researching on Odia Sahitya Re Vishwa Chetana (global consciousness in Odia literature). Mr. Dash is an Ambassador at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago and a Youth Leader at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, New York. Mr. Dash

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Rashmi Ranjan Parida
Director and Founder Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF), 2014
Founder and Editor, OdishaDiary (www.orissadiary.com )
mail id: Editor@orissadiary.com, orissadiary@gmail.com
Bhubaneswar Address: Plot-No-850, Bhagabat Sandhan Colony,
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Prachee Nayak

Co-Director, Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF), 2014
Founder and Editor, OdishaDiary (www.orissadiary.com )

Kamala Kanta Dash
Co-Ordinator, Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF), 2014
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Sitansu Mohapatra
Assistant Director and Co-Ordinator, Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF), 2014
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Debraj Mohanty
Co-Ordinator, Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF), 2014
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Ananta Prasad

Asst-co-ordinator, Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF), 2014
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Sambit Samal

Marketing, Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF), 2014
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