Yesterday, as per my previous appointment I visited Gopabandhu Academy of Administration to meet Rabindra K. Swain, one of notable English poets from Orissa, and Managing Editor of Literary journal Chandrabhaga. At the first sight I was impressed by his pleasant smile. We discussed on various topics related to Jayanta Mahapatra and his works and what can be done to create an iconic cyber presence of the poet and his work. Rabindra expressed his unhappiness on the lack of enthusiasm in efforts by various literary organisations of the state, to promote cultural and literary talents of the state. So a decision is made…we can not wait for any third party to come up and extend a hand to promote India’s living legend poet Jayanta Mahapatra — rather its us who can contribute to take the next step to bring a synergy betweeen information technology and literary minds. We must act as “catalyst” to bring Jayanta’s works to an international audience in via hypermedia.
When I returned, Rabindra gifted me some recent works of Jayanta and his own. Among them was Jayanta’s most recent work “Random Descent”, Rabindra’s “Susurrus in the Skull” along with a copy of last issue of Chandrabhaga journal.
I will be planning for a website where we will showcase most adored works of Jayanta along with his Video interviews, biography, beliefs& views and online gallery of the poet. I am thinking of using Flash and FLV to create this site which will be a source of insipiration for generations to come.