Ekwesha – An Anthology of Odia Poems by Basudev Rath

Ekwesha: An Anthology of Odia Poems by Basudev Rath

Poet: Basudev Rath
Editor: Usharani Rath
ISBN-13: 978-1468057133
ISBN-10: 1468057138
BISAC: Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing


An Anthology of Odia Poems by Basudev Rath


Ekwesha: An Anthology of Odia Poems by Basudev RathThe 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.