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
the video interview with the poet taken on 25th January
Interview taken by Rabindra K. Swain
The Lie of Dawns: Poems 1974 - 2008
E-35/103, Jawahar Park Laxmi Nagar,
Delhi 110 092
Price: Rs 350 USD 15
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.