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Writer in Spotlight: Pradeep Biswal

By Sujata Shiven | PUBLISHED: 11, Mar 2011, 17:01 pm IST | UPDATED: 12, Mar 2011, 8:51 am IST

Writer in Spotlight: Pradeep Biswal

Pradeep Biswal, born in 1960, is Post Graduate and M.Phil in History from  Orissa. He has M.B.A. degree. A Senior Member of Orissa Finance Service (OFS) Cadre. Presently working as Special Officer-cum-Joint  Secretary to  Finance Department, Government of Orissa.

He is writer by choice, known poet and translator. He has received many awards.

His works: 

Poetry Collections:

1. Dhusar Dhrupadi  (1991)   
2. Bhumi Sparsha    (1994)
3. Sheshaloka           (2002)
4. Prema Kavita       (2007)   
5.Jal Darpan (Hindi) (2002) (Tr. By Dr. Sankarlal Purohit)

Others

-Translated two titles of N.B.T. New Delhi from English to Oriya
-Edited a number of journals, Periodicals and Publications in Oriya
-Penned short stories, essays, book reviews etc.
-Poems in translation published in English, Hindi & Tamil.
-Poems published in prestigious anthologies including anthologies of Oriya Poetry published by NBT, Sahitya Akademi and Orissa Sahitya Akademi.

Honours & Awards                  

-Honoured by different leading  literary & Cultural Organizations like  Chalapatha,Abhinandanika,Nandigho-sha-Fakir Mohan Sahitya Parishad, Jajpur Zilla Lekhak Parishad for contributioin in the field of literature.
-Recepient of Junior Fellowship  in  literature from Ministrty of HRD,  Department of Culture in the year 1995.
- Attended National Level Young Poet’s  Conference in Bhubaneswar (1994) organized by Varnamala, Multi Lingual Young Poet’s Meet at Chilka (1998) organized by EZCC & Govt. of Orissa, Bi-Lingual Poets Conference at Chennai (2002) organized by Orissa Sahitya Akademi.

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