Fakir Mohan Senapati (13 January 1843 – 14 June 1918), often referred to as Utkala Byasa Kabi (Odisha’s Vyasa), was an Indian writer, poet, philosopher and social reformer. He played a leading role in establishing the distinct identity of Odia, a language mainly spoken in the Indian state of Odisha. Senapati is regarded as the father of Odia nationalism and modern Odia literature.
His “Rebati” (1898) is widely recognized as the first Odia short story. It is the story of a young innocent girl whose desire for education is placed in the context of a conservative society in a backward Odisha village, which is hit by the killer epidemic cholera. His other stories are “Patent Medicine”, “Daka Munshi”, “Adharma Bitta” etc. His short stories are complied in books “galpa swalpa-1 and 2”.
|Magazine name||Fakirmohan – Tarka Bitarka / ଫକୀରମୋହନ ତର୍କ ବିତର୍କ|
|No Of pages||386|
Fakirmohan – Tarka Bitarka Sample