Ekwesha: An Anthology of Odia Poems by Basudev Rath
Poet: Basudev Rath
Editor: Usharani Rath
BISAC: Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing
An Anthology of Odia Poems by Basudev Rath
The book contains poems illustrating devotional tradition of Odisha with various mythologycal instances as the theme, and presented in different categories including Chautisha, Bhajan, Janana among others. The book is an indispensable treasure of Odia literature, use rich expressions to narrate Epic and devotional situations smeared with zing of emotion and serene wishes.
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About the Poet
Poet Basudev Rath was born at Narasinghpur of Balikuda block in Jagatsinghpur (in Odisha, a state in the eastern part of India) on June 5, 1913. In the childhood, he learnt Sanskrit and Oriya literature. In his twenties, he moved to Kolkata for a job. In spite of economic hurdles and deep engagement in family life, he continued his pursuit of learning and writing.
At the later stage of his life, he got engaged in cultivation and farming, and created a beautiful garden-Ashram. It is believed that most of his poetry was penned in serene ambience of this garden. He died on September 29, 1985 – on the fifth day after death of his wife, Thukamani Devi.