The domain name www.jayantamahapatra.com has been booked for the purpose of the official homepage of the poet Jayanta Mahapatra. The site will contain the biography, video interviews, his poems collections and the online literary center where you can download some of his works.
“Chandrabhaga”, the literary journal founded by Jayanta will also be fetured on this site.
Jayanta Mahapatra is one of the best known Indian English poets. He also writes in Oriya. Mahapatra was born in 1928 in Cuttack, the city where he spent most of his lifetime.
Besides being one of the most popular Indian poets of his generation, Mahapatra was also part of the trio of poets who laid the foundations of Indian English Poetry. He shared a special bond with A. K. Ramanujan, one the finest poets in the IEP tradition. Mahapatra is also different in not being a product of the Bombay school of poets. Over time, he has managed to carve a quiet, tranquail poetic voice of his own–distinctly different from those of his contemporaries. His wordy lyricism combined with authentic Indian themes put him in a league of his own.
In a way, Jayanta Mahapatra is not just an Indian English Poet. He is a school of poetry that has inspired many younger generation poets.
Read about Jayanta Mahapatra at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayanta_mahapatra