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Bibliography on Performers

Citaristi, Ileana. The Making of a Guru: Kelucharan Mohapatra, His Life and Times. New Delhi: Manohar, 2001.
[Biography of early Odissi dance guru.]

De, Sureśa Candra. Utkaḷa Saṅgīta Gauraba Bāḷakṛṣṇa Dāśa. Bhubaneswar: Lark Books, 1994.
[Biography of Bāḷakṛṣṇa Dāśa (1923-1993), Odia singer and composer.]

Devi, Shyamamani. “Shyamamani Devi on Odissi Music and Her Life as a Singer.” Interview with David Dennen and Amir Kumar Jeetendra Nayak. The Odishan 1/2 (2012): 54–57. (download)

Jenā, Murāri Mohana (ed.). Bāṇīkaṇṭha Nimāĩ Haricandana Smārakī Grantha. Cuttack, 1985.
[Contributed articles in memory of singer Nimāĩ Caraṇa Haricandana.]

Mahānti, Akṣaya. Ārẏyadāsara Ātmalipi. Bhubaneswar: Miḍiā Oḍiśā, 2002.

————. Ārẏyadāsara Śeṣalipi. Bhubaneswar: Miḍiā Oḍiśā, 2003.

————. Gāyaka (Singer). Cuttack: New Age Publications, 2004.
[Biography of Bāḷakṛṣṇa Dāśa (1923-1993), Odia singer and composer.]

Mahānti, Kāñcinārāẏaṇa. Bāṇīkaṇṭha Nimāĩcaraṇa. Cuttack: Odisha Book Store, 2000.

Miśra, Jagannātha. Padmaśrī Nimāĩ Caraṇa Haricandana. Cuttack: Diamond Publishers, 2003.

Patnaik, Sujata. Folk Legend Bhagaban Sahu. Delhi: Director, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, 2006.

Siṁha, Bijayānanda and Sunāmaṇi Rāuta (eds.). Bhajanasamrāt Bhikārī Baḷa (Bhajan Emperor Bhikārī Baḷa). Cuttack: Cuttack Students’ Store, 2006.