Monday, April 21, 2014

The first version of the Dictionary of Theory has been uploaded! This discusses key words for theories of Odia music and literature (chanda, raga, tala, etc.). It will expand as time goes on.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Translation of essay on Kabisurya Baladeba Ratha

Another new translation posted -- the short essay "Kabisurya Rayaguru" by Tarinicarana Ratha on the poet better known as Kabisurya Baladeba Ratha. This is probably the earliest essay published on the poet, having appeared around 1915 in the journal Utkala Sahitya. The essay includes the "Ga" song from Kisoracandrananda Campu and four verses from the kavya Candrakala; both are translated here, and this may be the first time any part of Candrakala has been translated into English.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Translation of an obituary for Aparna Panigrahi

A new translation has been posted. This is an obituary for the great singer and bina player Aparna Panigrahi. I don't know his exact dates, but he was well known in the first half of the 20th century. The obituary is by well-known writer Lakshminarayana Sahu.