Kishori Charan Dass one of the most celebrated writers in India today. He writes primarily in Oriya, the language of his native state. Born in 1924, in Cuttack, Orissa, he graduated from Patna University in 1942°with a degree in history and distinction in English and Sanskrit.He received his master’s degree in history in 1942 from Patna University and in 1947 was awarded an LLB by Utkal University. He was employed in the Indian Audit and Accounts Service, from which he retired in 1982 as an additional deputy comptroller and auditor general of India, having served as accountant general of various states and the Central government.
Throughout his career as a civil servant, K.C. Das pursued a second career as a writer. He began to write poems and short stories in his early twenties. Although he has written and published stories, poems, and essays in English, the majority of his literary output is in Oriya. He has published sixteen collections of short stories, four novels, a collection of poems, and five volumes of essays. He is also a distinguished translator and has translated two English novels, Arun Joshi’s The Last Labyrinth and Nayantara Sehgal’s Rich Like Us, into Oriya. He has also translated several volumes of his own stories into English.Kishori Charan Das received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1976 for his collection Thakur Ghara (The Prayer Room). He was the recipient of the Sarala Puraskar in 1985 for Bhinna Pamsa (Other Ashes).
|Books name||Inner Voice and Other Stories|
|Author||Kishori Charan Das|
|No Of pages||178|