ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
-A A +A

Fakir Mohan Senapati's Discovery from Below

Unlike his contemporary Oriya writers, Fakir Mohan Senapati played a major role in constructing an Oriya identity in literature, shunning Bengali influence. He came to know where the real differences between the Bengali and Oriya languages lie and also what kind of Oriya, free of any Bengali influence, he would have to adopt in his future literary endeavours. He decided to use the living speech of the men and women belonging to agrarian rural society.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top