By Dillip Kumar
Taking Odia literature to international level was once rare incident, but thanks to Paramita Satpathy whose literary works have brought laurels to the state of Odisha and people of this tiny land have all the reasons to celebrate her works. Recently, she has been selected for Kendra Sahitya Akademi award for her novella ‘Prapti’.
In an exclusive interview with Dillip Kumar Pradhan, she shares the nitty-gritty of Odia literature within and beyond the state of Odisha.
OTV: Many odia writers are being awarded in state and national level. But, the international winners are few in Odisha. What is the reason? Where is the place of Odia literature in international arena?
Paramita: It is a fact that few Indian languages’ writers have got recognition at the international level, though some Indian writers writing in English have been awarded. It is probably because great works of Indian Languages have not been properly translated into English or other languages and the translated works have not been properly distributed. I don’t think in India the authors/translators of languages get access to agents for such kind of facilitation. Moreover it cannot be the look out of authors to try to claim a pie from the arena of international literature. Read more
Source: Odisha TV