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  • wingedream

    Jayanta mahapatra taught Physics In Ravenshaw College during the years 1973-1975 if i am not mistaken.Infact I was quite taken aback when I heard of his achievements In English poetry.Proudly, I had gone around telling people that his son was my junior in school and I studied in the same college and a student of Political Science while Mr Mahapatra taught.Mr Swain steers quite carefully away from the poet’s personal conflicts while highlighting his forte : writing poetry, plays, short stories.That he was a man secular troubled by his own personal demons is smartly brought out.Particularly, his ambiguous relationship with the presiding deity of Odisha: Lord jagannath.
    Truth to tell, I do not understand poetry.I am just happy that I know or knew him.Wish him the very best of health and a very long life.

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