Gopinath Mohanty

1914 - 1991

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

country of citizenship:  IndiaBritish RajDominion of India
native language:  Odia
languages spoken, written or signed:  Odia
occupation:  writeracademiccivil servant

Gopinath Mohanty (1914–1991), winner of the Jnanpith award, and the first winner of the National Sahitya Akademi Award in 1955 – for his novel, Amrutara Santana – was a prolific Odia writer of the mid-twentieth century. Satya Prakash Mohanty, professor of English, Cornell University says: "In my opinion, Gopinath Mohanty is the most important Indian novelist in the second half of the twentieth century." Source: Wikipedia (en)


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