Home     |      About     |      Biography    |     References     |      Gallery     |      Books      |      Contact   
Besides being one of the most popular Indian poets of his generation, Mahapatra was also part of the trio of poets who laid the foundations of Indian English Poetry. He shared a special bond with A. K. Ramanujan, one the finest poets in the IEP tradition. Mahapatra is also different in not being a product of the Bombay school of poets. Over time, he has managed to carve a quiet, tranquil poetic voice of his own -- distinctly different from those of his contemporaries.

Jayanta Mahapatra received SAARC literary Award for the year 2009 : 1 July 2010
Jayanta Mahapatra has bagged the prestigious SAARC literary Award for the year 2009.

Jayanta Mahapatra wins Allen Tate Poet Prize for 2009 : 26 July 2009
Jayanta Mahapatra is the recipient of Alen Tate Prize from The Sewanee Review, Sewanee,The University of the South, for his poems published in it in 2009.

Jayanta Mahapatra was awarded an honourary doctorate by Ravenshaw University : 2 May 2009
JJayanta Mahapatra was awarded an honourary doctorate by Ravenshaw University on 2nd May 2009. Before starting his career as a poet he was a Physicist and After his Master's Degree in Physics, he joined as a teacher in 1949 and served in different Government college of Orissa . He got his superannuation in 1986 when he was in Ravenshaw College (now Ravenshaw University ), Cuttack

Jayanta Mahapatra receives "Padma Shree Award" from the President of India : 14 April 2009
On January 26, 2009 Jayanta Mahapatra bagged "Padmashree Award", country's most prestigious award for civilian citizen for his out standing contribution to the field of literature. Last April 14, he received the award from the President of India.

Video section on the poet at Youtube  : 03 May 2009
We have opened a Youtube channel to upload all video related to the poet . This channel will showcase different aspects of the poet's works along with video interviews, reviews and many more. .

Face to Face with Jayanta Mahapatra
Check the  video interview with the poet taken on 25th January 2009
Interview taken by Rabindra K. Swain


The Lie of Dawns: Poems 1974 - 2008
ISBN 978-81-9273-474-9
Authorspress,  E-35/103, Jawahar Park Laxmi Nagar, Delhi 110 092
Email: authorspress@yahoo.com
Pages 197,
Price: Rs 350   USD 15
ISBN 978-81-9273-474-9
Year of Publication 2009

"a powerful haunting image of the world made and remade through the ordinary instinct" -- Journal of Commonwealth Literature

In this comprehensive volume, Jayanta mahapatra, who has been called the "finest multicultural poet writing in India" brings his own choice of the finest poems he has written over past thirty five years. A revelatory selection for readers who are familiar with his work, and for readers who are coming upon his impressive poetic acheivement for the first time.