“Stephen Likaknkar Srestha Byanga Galpa” is a collection of short stories written by Bhubananda Patnaik and translated into Odia. Published in 1998, this book showcases the author’s deep understanding of human emotions and experiences.
Bhubananda Patnaik, a renowned writer and poet from Odisha, has created a masterpiece with this collection of short stories. The book contains a total of 15 stories, each capturing the essence of life in a unique and compelling way.
The stories in “Stephen Likaknkar Srestha Byanga Galpa” cover a wide range of subjects, showing the author’s versatility as a storyteller. The characters in these stories come from diverse backgrounds and go through various trials and tribulations. From the struggles of a young girl in a patriarchal society to the existential crises of a middle-aged man, the narratives delve deep into the human experience and leave a lasting impression on the readers.
Bhubananda Patnaik’s storytelling style is rich in imagery and symbolism, making each story a visual and intellectual treat. He effortlessly captures the essence of the Odia culture and presents it in a way that resonates with readers of all backgrounds. Through his vivid descriptions and poignant dialogues, the author creates a vivid world for the readers to immerse themselves in.
The themes explored in “Stephen Likaknkar Srestha Byanga Galpa” are both universal and timeless. Love, loss, dreams, aspirations, and the complexity of human relationships are some of the recurring motifs found within these stories. Bhubananda Patnaik’s keen observation of human behavior and his ability to imbue his characters with depth and complexity make the stories relatable and deeply impactful.
The translation of this book into Odia only further enhances the beauty of the language and enables a wider audience to appreciate the author’s storytelling prowess. The translator has done an excellent job in preserving the essence of the original text while ensuring that the stories retain their cultural and linguistic authenticity.
“Stephen Likaknkar Srestha Byanga Galpa” is a must-read for anyone who appreciates thought-provoking literature. It is a testament to Bhubananda Patnaik’s literary genius and his ability to transcend cultural boundaries through his storytelling. Whether you are a fan of short stories or simply enjoy delving into the depths of the human psyche, this book is sure to leave a lasting impression on you.
|Stephen Likaknkar Srestha Byanga Galpa
|Bhubananda Patnaik, Tr.
|No Of pages
|Nijaswa Prakashana Puri
|Shri Gopala Press