Fakir Mohan Senapati
He was known as father of modern Oriya prose fictions. He is very famous for his novel "Cha Mana Atha Guntha". Beside this, his novels like Lacchama and Prayaschit and short stories like Patent Medicine, Daka Munshi and Rebati are also a craze among the lovers of Oriya literature. If you want to know more about Fakir Mohan Senapati, click here
Rebati, the story by Fakir Mohan Senapati
Rebati is a portrait of conservative and narrow mind of the backward people of Orissa during 19th century. In this story, Rebati is the main character, a portrait of innocence. She belongs to an interior village of Orissa where education of a girl child seems to be a taboo. She invited the misfortune by just one forbidden thought of "learning". Once she decided to be educated, she was heavily opposed by her grand mother. But irrespective of the strong opposition, she started learning. She has just one support that is from her teacher. But story turns tragic when the epidemic cholera hits the village. The whole village including the family of Rebati gets into the grip of this devil epidemic. It killed her father and her teacher! And the grand mother of Rebati blames her for the misfortune happens in the surrounding. According to her, all these happen because Rebati wants to be educated!
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