Odia literature boasts of a rich legacy of poets and writers who have beautifully captured the essence of Odisha’s culture, traditions, and history through their words. One such talented poet is Hemant Kumar Chhotray, whose book “Desar Sampad” published in 2010, is a collection of soul-stirring Odia poems. This collection is a treasure trove of emotions and reflections, offering readers a glimpse into the poet’s profound understanding of life and its complexities.
“Desar Sampad” comprises a diverse range of poems that explore various aspects of life, society, and human relationships. Hemant Kumar Chhotray’s lyrical verses touch upon themes like love, spirituality, nature, and identity, presenting a vivid and captivating panorama of emotions.
One of the remarkable aspects of Chhotray’s poetry is his ability to seamlessly blend traditional elements of Odia literature with contemporary expressions. His language is simple yet powerful, and his imagery is vivid, leaving a lasting impact on the reader’s mind. Through his words, he paints vivid pictures of Odisha’s scenic landscapes, its people, and their struggles, creating a deep connection between the readers and the world he portrays.
The book “Desar Sampad” is divided into several sections, each exploring a specific theme or idea. From love and longing (prema) to socio-political reflections (bhaswaranka abhijnana), the poet offers a well-rounded view of Odisha’s social fabric. His contemplative verses urge readers to delve deeper into the significance of the human experience and reflect upon their own roles in this vast universe.
Chhotray’s poetry also delves into the realm of spirituality and devotion, with verses dedicated to Odisha’s religious and cultural heritage. Through his verses, he captures the essence of Odisha’s beloved deities like Lord Jagannath, Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Shiva, invoking a sense of reverence and awe.
“Desar Sampad” by Hemant Kumar Chhotray is an outstanding contribution to Odia literature, capturing the soul of Odisha in its verses. Through his poetry, Chhotray not only showcases his mastery over the language but also taps into deeper emotions and thoughts that resonate with readers. This collection is a must-read for poetry enthusiasts, Odia literature lovers, and anyone seeking to be transported to the enchanting world of emotions and reflections. Hemant Kumar Chhotray’s eloquent words will leave a lasting impression, reminding us of the enduring beauty of Odia poetry.
|Desar Sampad /ଦେଶର ସମ୍ପଦ
|Hemant Kumar Chhotray
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