Paraja has 93 ratings and 4 reviews. Anuradha said: Paraja by Gopinath Mohanty is originally an Oriya novel, translated by Bikram K. Das, based in the tr.. . GOPINATH MOHANTY’S PARAJA: A STUDY IN 4TH WORLD PERSPECTIVE Bikram Keshari Mohanty Department of English Swarnachud College,Mitrapur. PDF | This article suggests that the concept of the moral economy of the peasant, as defined by James C. Scott, in the context of Southeast Asia, provides a.

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Grace rated it liked it Dec 09, Padma Award winners of Odisha. Sreekantan Satya Pal Wahi. Abhishek Anand rated it really liked it Dec 10, The novel – the translation of which from Oriya to English took over four decades – also mohanfy the encroachment of the world of materialism on the simple life of the tribal.

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The helplessness of a poor tribesman and his family, the exploitation at the hands of the sahukar and the ultimate tragedy of murder, are all heart wrenching. Now share the story Too bad.

Unable to take it anymore, Sukru and his sons, in a fit of rage pounce upon the sahukar and slay him with repeated blows. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


The first three have been translated by Bikram K. The shadow kept its distance, but it was a shadow nevertheless.

Book Review: Gopinath Mohanty’s ‘Paraja’

Some brought their wives’ ornaments to the Sahukar, wrapped in bits of rag. Vainu Bappu Prafulla Desai A. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

But as fate would have had it, the guard’s vulturine eyes for Jili enrages Sukru and he lashes out at him. It projects how the innocent tribal people go cynical when the society exerts pressure upon them and demonstrates how these aboriginals lose their strength using their strength; how they grow before us losing their power to control themselves. I shall make you sweat out your lives as gotis, and I shall rub your nose in the dust.

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Paraja by Gopinath Mohanty

It is through their struggle that they grow and emerge before mmohanty as the real victors even in their defeat. January 7, Pranjali rated it really liked it May 09, He takes revenge on Bisoi not for the suffering the latter has inflicted on him but to save his personal honour as an honest human being.

Mohanty has projected their suffering in a very realistic manner and with an intimate language. Sanjeewa rated it it was amazing Nov hopinath, Tribal life is punctuated with many festivals, but chief among them is the Festival of Spring —a fortnight of revelry, hunting and feasting. Inthe parwja of India conferred on him Padma Bhushan in recognition of his distinguished contribution to literature.


Readers can see the yellow olsi flowers of their hillsides: Hence, the poverty and the struggle for existence is the main thrust of the novel. Paraja is a lament of this loss of innocence. Durga Patva rated it really liked it Jan 12, Shrabanee Khatai rated it liked it May 22, The cameo of the headman’s bonded labourer, the village idiot, touchingly gross like the hunchback of Notre Dame, remains etched in the reader’s mind: His long association with the tribal of Southern Orissa, especially with the aboriginals of Koraput, has given him impetus to write on them revealing their customs, traditions, superstitions and their plights as well.

Celebrated Oriya novelist, Gopinath Mohanty distinguishes himself contributing to the Oriya fiction immensely with Fourth World Perspective. It tells on an epic scale the story of a tribal patriarch and his family in the mountainous jungles of Orissa.