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Bibliography of General Writings on Odia Literature

[Note: This page lists resources that are primarily literary in their perspective. Some resources on theater are also included.]

—literature in english / odia



LITERATURE (IN ENGLISH)

Behera, Subhakanta. Construction of an Identity Discourse: Oriya Literature and the Jagannath Cult (18661936). New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 2002.

Boulton, John. Essays on Oriya Literature. Comp. Ganeswar Mishra. Jagatsinghpur: Prafulla, 2003.

Chakravarti, M. M. “Language and Literature of Orissa.” Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal LXVI/Part I (1897): 317–348.

————. “Language and Literature of Orissa.” Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal LXVII/Part I (1898): 332–386.
[Includes some remarks on the relationship between Telugu and Odia music.]

Das, Chittaranjan. A Glimpse into Oriya Literature. Bhubaneswar: Orissa Sahitya Akademi, 1982.

Das(h), Debendra K. and Dipti R. Pattanaik. “Late 19th Century Literary Discourse and Oriya Identity.” Utkal Historical Research Journal XVII (2004): 108–119.

————. “Missionary Position: The Irony of Translational Activism in Colonial Orissa.” TTR : traduction, terminologie, rédaction 18/2 (2005): 89–113. (download)

————. “Translating Medieval Orissa.” Translation Today 3/1&2 (2006). (download)

————. “Translation and Social Praxis in Ancient and Medieval India (with special reference to Orissa).” In In Translation: Reflections, Refractions, Transformations, ed. Paul St-Pierre and Prafulla C. Kar, 153–173. Amersterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2007.

Dash, Kailash Chandra. “The Dharmapada Tradition Revisited.” Studies in History 27/1 (2011): 21–40.

George, K. M. (ed.). Masterpieces of Indian Literature. 3 volumes. New Delhi : National Book Trust, 1997.
[Volume 2 contains a section on Odia literature.]

Fischer, Eberhard and Dinanath Pathy. Amorous Delight: The Amarushataka Palm Leaf Manuscript Illustrated by the Master of Sharanakula (Orissa, India). Zurich: Artibus Asiae, 2006.

Mansinha, Mayadhar. History of Oriya Literature. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1962.

Mohanty, Jatindra Mohan. History of Oriya Literature. Bhubaneswar, Orissa: Vidya, 2006.

————. Tradition and Creativity: Essays on Oriya Literature. Bhubaneswar: Subarnarekha, 2003.

Mahapatra, Sitakant (ed. and trans.). The Alphabet of Birds: Hymns for the Lord of the Blue Mountain. New Delhi: National Book Trust, 2003.

————. Usābhilāsa by Sisushankar. New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 1995.

Mohapatra, Bishnu N. “Ways of ‘Belonging’: The Kanchi Kaveri Legend and the Construction of Oriya Identity.” Studies in History 12/2 (1996): 203–221.

Mazumdar, B. C. Typical Selections from Oriya Literature. 3 volumes. Calcutta: University of Calcutta, 1921–1925.

Panda, Raghunath. Orissa’s Contribution to Sanskrit Lyrics. Delhi: Abhijeet Publications, 2004.

Pani, Subas. Blue Hill: Hymns to Lord Jagannatha. New Delhi: Rupa, 2004.
[Translations of some Odia devotional songs.]

Pradhāna, Pītāmvara. The Influence of Dravidian Especially Telugu on the Oḍiā Language. Korua: Lokanath Mahavidyalaya, 2001.

Sahoo, Krishna Charan. Literature and Social Life in Mediaeval Orissa. Ranchi: Pustak Sadan, 1971.

Sen, Priyaranjan. Modern Oriya Literature. Calcutta, 1947.




LITERATURE (IN ODIA)

Ācārẏya, Sudarśana. Oṛiā Kābya Kauśala, Khrī. 1500–1850 (The Art of the Odia Kāvya, 1500–1850). Brahmapur: Binodinī Ācārẏya, 1983. (Republished in 2007 by Friends’ Publishers of Cuttack.)

————. Sāhitya o Sāhityika (Literature and Litterateurs). Brahmapur: Bijaya Book Store, 1968.

Bala, Gaṅgādhara. Āloka o Ālocanā (Vision and Discussion). Cuttack: Friends’ Publishers, 1970.

————. Baiṣṇaba Sāhityara Tāttvika Bhūmikā (The True Foundation of Vaiṣṇava Literature). Cuttack: Bidyāpurī, 1982.

————. Oṛiā Rītikābya Samparkare (On Odia Rīti-Kābya). Cuttack: Odisha Book Store, 1991.

————. Sāhitya Ālocanā (Discussion of Literature). Cuttack: Grantha Mandira, 1965.

————. Sāhitya Jijñāsā (Investigation of Literature). Cuttack: Odisha Book Store, 1971.

————. Samīkṣā Dvādaśī (Twelve Studies). Cuttack: Ārẏya Prakāśana, 2000.

————. Śikṣābitra Ātmalipi. Cuttack: Bījayinī Publications, 2010.
[Autobiographical reminiscences of Gaṅgādhara Baḷa, Oriya literary critic and educator.]


Bārika, Banamāḷī. Śr̥ṅgāra Tattwa o Oṛiā Rīti Kābya (The Theory/Essence of Śr̥ṅgāra [Eros?] and Odia Rīti Poetry). Bhubaneswar: Mayūra Publications, 1992.

Bikrama, Binoda Bihārī. Pāraḷākhemuṇḍira Lekhā o Lekhaka (Writings and Writers of Pāraḷākhemuṇḍi). Pāraḷākhemuṇḍi: Paribeshaka Bimala Book Store, 1991.

Brahmā, Gaurīkumāra. Oṛiā Kabitāra Chanda (Meter in Odia Poetry). Cuttack: Cuttack Students’ Store, 1967.

Dāsa, Cittarañjana. Oṛiā Sāhityara Itihāsa: Sāmājika-Sāṁskṛtika Bhittibhūmi (History of Odia Literature: Social and Cultural Foundations). Bhubaneswar: Pathika Prakāśanī, 1993/2003.

Dāśa, Cintāmaṇi. “Oṛiā Kābyare Nārīra Cakṣu Barṇṇanā” (Descriptions of Women’s Eyes in Odia Kāvyas). Nabīna, 28 January 1947: 3, 7.

Dāśa, Kuḷamaṇi. Aḷaṅkāra Taraṅgiṇī. Cuttack: Cuttack Publishing House, 1989.
[Treatise on Odia rhetoric, originally published in 1929.]

Dāśa, Kuñjabihārī (ed.). Cautiśā Sañcaẏana (Collection of Cautiśās). 2 volumes. Parẏyaṭana o Sāṁskr̥tika Śākha, 1976–1977.

Dāsa, Nīḷakaṇṭha. Oṛiā Sāhityara Krama-Pariṇāma (The Evolution of Odia Literature). Cuttack: New Student’s Store, 1977. (Originally published in two volumes by Granthalaysa of Cuttack in 1953.)

————. Oṛiyā Bhāṣā o Sāhitya (Odia Language and Literature). Cuttack: New Student’s Store, 1958.

Dāśa, Prathama Nātha. “Prācīna Sāhitya-Ālocana” (Discussion of Ancient Literature). Nabīna, 30 September 1947: 5.

Deba, Rādhāmohana Rājendra. “Prācīna o Nabīna Sāhitya” (Old and New Literature). Bhañjapradīpa 4/1 (1935): 29–34.

Haricandana, Nīḷādri Bhūshaṇa. Oṛiā Baiṣṇaba Padābaḷī. Cuttack: Grantha Mandira, 1979.

Jenā, Sureśa Candra (ed.). Mangaḷa Gīta. Bhubaneswar: Saṁskr̥ti Nirddeśāḷaẏa, Oṛiśā, 1995.
[Anthology of Odia songs and poems, to 19th century, most sung on propitious occasions; transcribed from manuscripts preserved in the Orissa State Museum.]

————. Oṛiā Boli. 2 volumes. Bhubaneswar: Paryyaṭana, Krīḍā o Saṁskr̥ti Nirddeśāḷaẏa, 1983-1988.
[Anthology of a genre of Odia verses (boli) of the medieval period; transcribed from various manuscripts and critically edited with variant readings.]

Kara, Bāurī Bandhu. Aḷaṅkāra Mānasa. Cuttack: Cuttack Students’ Store, 1979.

————. Tinoṭi Samālocanā: Nīḷakaṇṭha Dāsa, Surendra Mahānti, Naṭabara Sāmantarāya (Three Critiques). Cuttack: Friends’ Publishers, 1991.

Mahānti, Baṁsīdhara and Binoda Candra Nāyaka. Koṇārka. Bhubaneshwar: Orissa Sahitya Akademi, 1971.
[On Odia Vaishnava literature.]

Mahānti, Brajamohana. Oṛiā Sāhityaku Ākāśabāṇī Dāna (Akashavani’s Gift to Odia Literature). Cuttack: Odisha Book Store, 1986.
[Well-researched book about All India Radio in Odisha; also includes some discussions of music on the radio.]

Mahānti, Gokuḷi. Oṛiā Kabitāra Adhunātana Chanda (Modern Meter in Odia Poetry). Puri: Prajñāloka, 1997.

Mahānti, Jānakīballabha (ed.). Baiṣṇaba Padābaḷī. Cuttack: Odisha Book Store, 1980. (download)
[Collection of Vaishnavite poems.]

———— (ed.). Cautīśa Saṅkalana (Collection of Cautīśas). Cuttack: Granthamandira, 1974.

————. Karmayogī Jagabandhu Siṁha. Cuttack: Granthamandira, 1997.
[On the life and works of Jagabandhu Siṁha, 1876-1948, Oriya author; includes some of his poems and speeches.]

————. Oṛiā Caupadī Sāhitya (Odia Chaupadi Literature). Second edition. Bhubaneswar: Odisha Sahitya Akademi, 2007. (First published 1982.)

————. Oṛiā Chānda Paricaya (Introduction to Odia Chānda). Brahmapur, Ganjam: Dāsa Bradarsa, 1965.

————. Oṛiā Chandara Bikāśa-Dhārā (The Evolution and Practice of Odia Meter). Bhubaneswar: Oṛiśā Sāhitya Ekāḍemī, 1997. (First published 1961.)

————. Oṛiā Gītikābya (Odia Lyric Poetry). New edition. Cuttack: Granthamandira, 1998. (First published 1966.)

————. “Oṛiā Padābaḷī” (Odia Verse-Collections). Koṇārka 43 (1980): 1–6.

————. Oṛiā Sāhitya Parikramā (Panorama of Odia Literature). Revised edition. Cuttack: Cuttack Students’ Store, 1993.

————. Prācīna Kabi o Kabitā (Ancient Poets and Poetry). Cuttack: Friends’ Publishers, 1990.

Mahānti, Jatīndra Mohana (ed. and comp.). Oṛiā Kāvya Sambhāra (Collection of Oriya Kavyas). Bhubaneswar: Vidya, 2007.

———— (ed. and comp.). Prācīna Oṛiā Nāṭaka (Ancient Odia Drama). Bhubaneswar: Bidyā, 2005.

Mahāpātra, Dīnabandhu. “Ādi-Kabi” (The First Poet). Nabīna, 2 November 1948: 3, 2.

Miśra, Bhābagrāhī and Śāntilatā Miśra. Aḷaṅkāra-Śāstra Pariciti: Oṛiā Bhāshāra Swayaṁsampūrṇṇa Alaṅkāra Pustaka (Introduction to the Theory of Aḷaṅkāra: Complete Book of Aḷaṅkāras of the Odia Language). Cuttack: Friends’ Publishers, 1960. (download)

Miśra, Bhubaneśwara. “Uddhaba-Cautiśā.” Utkaḷa Sāhitya 36/7 (1933): 248–261.

————. “Uddhaba-Cautiśā (2).” Utkaḷa Sāhitya 36/8 (1933): 280–297.

————. “Uddhaba-Cautiśā (3).” Utkaḷa Sāhitya 36/10 (1934): 339–359.

————. “Uddhaba-Cautiśā (4).” Utkaḷa Sāhitya 36/12 (1934): 403–413.

————. “Uddhaba-Cautiśā (5).” Utkaḷa Sāhitya 37/1 (1934): 9–18.

Miśra, Bināyaka. Oṛiā Chānda-Sāhitya (Odia Chānda Literature). Bhubaneswar: Oṛiśā Sāhitya Ekāḍemī, 1976(?).

Miśra, Gopāḷacandra (ed.). Prācina Oṛiā Gīti Kabitā: Koili o Cautiśā (Ancient Odia Lyric Poetry: Koili and Cautiśā). Cuttack: Jagannātha Ratha, 1966.

Miśra, Satyanārāyana. “Oṛiā Kabitāra Pragati” (The Development of Odia Poetry). Nabīna, 1 January 1946: 3, 5.

————. “Oṛiā Kabitāra Pragati” (The Development of Odia Poetry). Nabīna, 8 January 1946: 5.

Nāyaka, Binoda. Kabitā parameśvarī. Sambalapura: Sambalapura Biśwabidyāḷaẏa, 2001.

Pāṇigrāhī, Debarāja. “Campū-Gītikābya.” Nabīna, 18 March 1947: 3, 8.

————. “Campū-Gītikābya.” Nabīna, 8 April 1947: 5–6.

Pāṇigrāhī, Raghunātha. “Ādi Kabi” (The First Poet). Nabīna, 16 November 1948: 5.
[Response to the essay by Dīnabandhu Mahāpātra (see entry above).]

————. Raghunātha Granthābaḷī. Brahmapura: Biśvanātha Pustakāḷaya, 1969.

Parīchā, Raghunātha. Lakṣaṇa-Candradaya Grantha. Bhubaneswar: Oṛiśā Saṅgīta Nāṭaka Ekāḍemī, 1957.

Paṭṭanāyaka, Bicchandacaraṇa. “Oṛiā Kābya o Kabitā” (Odia Literature and Poetry). Nabīna, 18 April 1944: 3, 2.

————. “Oṛiā Sāhitya o Baṅga Sāhitya” (Odia Literature and Bengali Literature). Nabīna, 5 May 1942: 9.

————. “Prācīna Oṛiā Sāhitya o e Ẏugare Tāhĩra Upaẏogitā” (Ancient Odia Literature and Its Suitability for this Age). Nabīna, 11 August 1942: 8.

————. “Prācīna Oṛiā Sāhitya o e Ẏugare Tāhĩra Upaẏogitā” (Ancient Odia Literature and Its Suitability for this Age). Nabīna, 18 August 1942: 8.

————. “Prācīna Oṛiā Sāhitya o e Ẏugare Tāhĩra Upaẏogitā” (Ancient Odia Literature and Its Suitability for this Age). Nabīna, 25 August 1942: 7–8.

Paṭṭanāyaka, Debī Prasanna. “Campū (Prathama Parba)” (Campū [First Part]). Jhaṅkāra 9/7 (1958): 654–660.

Paṭṭanāyaka, Paṭhāṇi. Sāhitya o Samālocana. Cuttack: Cuttack Students’ Store, 1993.

Pradhāna, Kr̥ṣṇacandra. Oṛiā Rītisāhitya: Paramparā o Purodr̥ṣṭi. Cuttack: Bidyāpurī, 1999.

Rāya, Girijāśaṅkara. Oṛiā Nāṭyakaḷā: A Critical Study of the Oriya Drama, up to 1939. Cuttack: Utkal Sahitya Press, 1943.

Sāhu, Kr̥ṣṇacaraṇa. Madhyakāḷīna Sāhitya (Medieval Literature). Cuttack: Janaśakti Pustakālaẏa, 1983.

———— (ed.). Prācīna Kābyadhārā (The Ancient Poetry Method). Cuttack: Friends’ Publishers, 1976.
[Collection of selected Oriya narrative poems of the mediaevel period, 14th to 16th centuries.]

————. Prācīna Sāhitya (Ancient Literature). Cuttack: Janaśakti Pustakāḷaẏa, 1982.

Sāhu, Lakṣmīnārāyana. “Oṛiā Sāhityara Bikāśa” (The Growth of Odia Literature). Nabīna, 19 March 1946: 3.

Sāhu, Ratnākara. Oṛiśāra Santa Sāhitya (Odisha’s Santa Literature). Cuttack: Prācī Sāhitya Pratiṣṭhāna, 2001.

Sāmanta, Kambupāṇi (ed.). Sudarśana Ācarẏyaṅka Ṣaṣṭipūrtti Abhinandana Grantha: Oṛiā Bhāshā-Sāhitya Ālocanāra Anupama Sambhāra (Sudarśana Ācarẏya’s 60th Year Felicitation Book: A Matchless Collection of Discussions on Odia Language and Literature). Bhañjanagara, Ganjam: Śaiḷabāḷā Sāmanta, 1999.
[Festschrift in honor of the 60th birth anniversary of Sudarśana Ācāryya, b. 1939, Oriya critic and scholar; comprises research papers on his life and works and on Upendra Bhañja.]

Sāmantarāya, Baṁsīdhara. “Chāpākhānā Pūrbe Sādhāraṇare Sāhitya Carccā” (The General Cultivation of Literature before the Printing Press). Utkaḷa Sāhitya 38/10 (1936): 462–466.

Sāmanta Rāya, Naṭabara. Oṛiā Pallī Sāhitya (Odia Village Literature). Bhubaneswar: Gandharva Satapathi, 1970.

————. Oṛiā Sāhityaku Adhyāpaka Ārtaballabhaṅka Dān (Professor Ārtaballabha’s Gift to Odia Literature). Ganjam: Svadhina Press, 1965.

————. Oṛiā Sāhityara Itihāsa, 1803–1920 (History of Odia Literature, 1803–1920). Bhubaneshwar: Praphulla Kumar Dhala, 1964.

————. Oṛiā Vaiṣṇava Sāhitya, Vol. 1 (Odia Vaishnava Literature). Cuttack: Banibhandara, 1959.

Śarmā, Ananta Tripāṭhī. Aḷāṅkāra Candrikā: Oṛiā Aḷaṅkāra. Berhampur, 1969.

Udgātā, Gobinda Candra. Alaṅkāra-Prasaṅga. Sambalapur: Sārasvata Prakāśana, 1978.