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Sarojini Sahoo

Upcoming Works

  • She has published nine anthologies of short stories.

    Her other Oriya anthologies of short stories are:

    Sukhara Muhanmuhin (1981)
    NijaGahirareNije (1989)
    Amrutara Pratikshare (1992)
    Chowkath (1994)
    Tarali Jauthiba Durga (1995)
    Deshantari (1999)
    Dukha Apramita (2006)
    Sarojini Sahoo short stories (2006) (ISBN 81-89040-26-X
    The most recent selected short stories were translated into English from Oriya and published by Grassroots (Kolkata).

    Srujani Sarojini (2008)

    She has been conferred with Orissa Sahitya Akademi Award and Bhubaneswar Book Fair award for her short stories collection Amrutara Pratikshare.

    Seven novels are published so far:

    Upanibesh (1998)
    Pratibandi (1999)
    Swapna Khojali Mane (2000)
    Mahajatra (2001)
    Gambhiri Ghara (2005)
    Bishad Ishwari (2006)
    "Pakshibasa" (2008)
    Her novel Gambhiri Ghara proved to be a bestseller in Oriya literature. Her novels have gained a reputation for the frankness about sexuality and of feminist outlook.This novel has been translated in to Bengali(Bangladesh) under the title of "Mithya Gerosthali"(ISBN No :984 404 287-9) and has been published by Anupam prakashani, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2007 .

Causes I Support

  • Human Rights Commission ,

University Affiliation

  • Sarojini has MA and PhD degrees in Oriya Literature and a Bachelor of Law from Utkal University.

Agents

  • Indian Age Communications
    201, Kalapi Chambers, Opp. Novino, Makarpura,
    Vadodara - 390 010
    Gujarat, India
    Phone : 91 - 265 - 3047490
    Mobile : 91- 9825163388
    Email : publication@indianage.net

Contact Agents

  • By email

Publishers

  • Indian Age Communication
    201, Kalapi Chambers, Opp. Novino, Makarpura,
    Vadodara - 390 010
    Gujarat, India
    Phone : 91 - 265 - 3047490
    Mobile : 91- 9825163388
    Email : publication@indianage.net
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    KOLKATA-700054

Contact Publishers

  • By Email or snail mail or by phone

Influences

  • Well known for her frankness,Sarojini Sahoo, is a prime figure and trendsetter of feminism in contemporary Oriya literature. For her; feminism is not a gender problem or any confrontational attack on male hegemony. So, it is quite different from that of Virginia Woolf or Judith Butler. She accepts feminism as a total entity of female hood which is completely separate from the man’s world. She writes with a greater consciousness of women bodies, which would create a more honest and appropriate style of openness, fragmentation and non-linearity. Her fictions always project a feminine sensibility from puberty to menopause. The feminine feelings like restrictions in the adolescence, the pregnancy, the fear factors like being raped or being condemned by society and the concept of a bad girl etc always have the thematic exposure in her novels and short stories.