Phani Mohanty’s STEALING OF CLOTHES stole hearts in Prasar Bharati Poets Meet

Phani Mohanty in my studyPrasar Bharati organized a Sarbabhasha Kavi Sammelan on the eve of Republic Day at Nagpur in Basant Rao Deshpandey Auditorium.

In the jam-packed hall, 23 poets representing 22 regional languages participated in the mega event. They recited their respective poems with translations thereof done and rendered for national appreciation.

Central Sahitya Akademi awardee eminent poet Dr. Phani Mohanty representing Oriya language recited an excellent poem captioned ‘Bastraharan (Stealing of Clothes), which was highly appreciated.

Dr.Rajendra Mishra had translated Dr. Mohanty’s poem into Hindi, which was also recited in the meet.

Here is the poem.

Bastraharana 1Bastraharana 2

4 comments » Write a comment

  1. ‘ Bastra Harana ”
    Must really have made a mark in the Poet Meet.
    Congratulations : A Great ‘ODIA’ representation no doubt.
    Pl. Keep it up.

  2. Great poem. highly symbolic. It depicts the true essence of the internal contradiction of our nation. poetry can be the reflection of society in a dignified way with artistic expression, this is what I mean from this. lot to say but i am amazed by the poem so restricting myself.

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