Gourahari Das

Born :- 09-Oct-1960
Place of Birth :- Sandhagada, Bhadrak

Gourahari Das is a creative writer, journalist and an academician. Born in 1960, in a back of the beyond village in the district of Bhadrak (formerly a part of Balasore) of state Odisha in India, Gourahari Das grew up with keen eyes of observation and sensibility which shaped his creative being.

He had a very difficult childhood and had to struggle hard to get education. He had to leave his home at the age of eight and live in a monastery. A scholarship helped him to further his school education. After his school education, he came to Cuttack and took up variety of works to support his studies. He worked during dayhours and studied in evening colleges. He completed BA from Ravenshaw College Cuttack. Subsequently, he did his master's degree in Odia language and literature from Utkal University. Later he studied MJMC and was awarded a gold medal. He holds a Ph.D. from Utkal University too.

A recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award, India Gourahari is a creative writer, editor and columnist. His first book “Juara Bhatta” which is a collection of short stories, was published in 1981 when he was still pursuing his studies in Ravenshaw Evening College. He is also the recipient of prestigious Koraput Literary Award 2019 from Odia Media Private Limited, the organiser of Koraput Literary Festival.

Gourahari Das started writing short stories from very early age. In fact his first short story "Kshinaloka" was published in the magazine 'Kalyani' when he was only 15 years old. Soon he took up writing seriously and to date he has more than 51 books to his credit. These include novels, short stories, essays, plays, poems, translations and vignettes.

Short Stories Collection

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