Father of Oriya Fiction - Fakir Mohan Senapati

Fakir Mohan Senapati was a writer and social activist. He played a significant role for the development of Oriya literature.

About Fakir Mohan Senapati

Fakir Mohan Senapati was born in Balasore district of Orissa on 14th january, 1843. His father's name was Laxman Charan Senapati and mother's name was Tulsi Devi. His parents had worked to give an identity to Oriya literature.
Father of Oriya Fiction - Fakir Mohan Senapati

Literature of Fakir Mohan Senapati

Fakir Mohan Senapati has written many Novels, Poems, Short Stories. He was also a philosopher and social activist. He mainly wrote on social problems. He highlighted the drawbacks of the social culture and the life of people. He shown how the Jamidars used to torture poor people during that period through his novels and stories. His novels 'Chhamana Atha Guntha', Mamu, 'Lachhama' are examples of this.

He also emphasised the natural beauty of different places of Orissa through his poems. Inhis poem 'Utkal Brahman', he described the life style of people at different places of Orissa. Some of his famous poems are 'Prarthana', 'Upahara', 'Puja Phula'. He had also translated 'Ramayan' and 'Mahabharat'.

His short story 'Rebati'(in 1898) is very popular in which he wrote about a village girl Rebati who is not allowed to study in the conservative society. His other short stories were also based on the backward culture of Orissa during that period. Some of his other famous short stories are 'Patent Medicine'(Comedy), 'Randi Pua Ananta', 'Daka Munshi'.

Fakir Mohan Senapati died on 14th June 1918. For his significant works he is called the father of Modern Oriya Literature.

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