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Parameswar Mund: A famous writer, dramatist and scholar of Koshal region

Shri Parameswar Mund is a native of Polaka Munda, Kalahandi.  He is a well-known writer, dramatist and scholar of Koshli and Oriya literature. He is the author of Sandhi Bichheda. His works are widely covered by media. Following is an excerpt from “The Hindu” that writes about his drama Maet Maa:

“Based on the rows over displacement for industrialisation in tribal pockets that has rocked Orissa in recent years, Maet Maa (mother earth) directed by Parameswar Mund and staged by Adim theatres of Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district ……………. The director also chose to use tribal dance sequences to show change of scenes.

Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at the University of Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal. Click here to download the complete profile of Shri Parameswar Mund.

January 16, 2010 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

Complete profile of the ‘LOO’, Padampur, Bargarh

The Loo, Padampur is a cultural organization devoted to art & Theatre. Instituted in 1993, The Loo has pioneered a new era of theatre activities in Western Orissa.The Loo productions are in Sambalpuri/Kosli, the language spoken in Western Odisha. The plays are glocal, drawing life and blood from the folkloristically rich Budasambar region and imbibing in them universal human values. Click here to download complete profile of the ‘LOO’.

January 16, 2010 at 9:25 am 1 comment

Information about Koshli language movie “Bhukha”

Following are some links about Koshli movie “Bhukha”:

Wiki profile: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhukha

IMDb profile: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308032/

Other sites: http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/552239

January 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment

Koshli drama competition held

Following is a report from http://www.orissadiary.com:

Sambalpur: The 11th All Orissa Sambalpuri Drama Competition, organised by Yuba Udayan, was recently held at the Aranyaka Mandap at Jharuapara here..

At the concluding day of the five-day competition, Panjha bagged the award for the Best Drama of 2007.

The drama was staged by Loo, a state-level cultural group. Director of Panjha Kesha Ranjan Pradhan was presented the Best Director Award. Speaking on the occasion, MLA of Sambalpur and transport and commerce minister Jayanarayan Mishra said that the effort of Yuba Udayan is not merely to popularise Sambalpuri drama. It has been emerged as a cultural revolution in the state. The best three dramas will be staged in Bhubaneswar during the Nuakhai celebrations, he assured.

January 15, 2010 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

The First Koshli E-Magazine “BENI” published: The Sambad

Following is a report from The Sambad (Thanks to Saket Sahu for the news):

January 4, 2010 at 9:43 am 1 comment

Satyanarayan Bohidar, Koshli dictionary and Koshli grammer

Following are some information from the Sambalpur District web page  and Orissa Review:

  • Known as the pioneer of Sambalpuri language and grammer, Satya Narayan Bohidar was born on 1st August, 1913 at Sonepur. His formative and creative years were spent in Sambalpur that produced a good no. of literary translations and biographies. Fighting against all odds, Sri Bohidar was successful in preparing the dictionary and  grammer specially in Sambalpuri Language which provided a significant identity to it. Satya Narayan Bohidar died on 31st December, 1980, leaving a great legacy behind him to influence the future generations.
  • Satyanarayan Bohidar was a poet with a difference. Author of ” Kosali Bhasakosh”, his works namely Tik Chahnra (1975). Ghavghavo, Ghuvkudu etc. are written in Kosali or Sambalpuri language. The ease and facility with which Bohidar weaves the local idioms into the tapestry of his poetry is indeed amazing.

January 1, 2010 at 7:32 pm 1 comment

The first Koshli E-magazine “BENI” launched in January 2010

Read the first edition of first Koshli E-magazine “BENI” here. Thanks to Saket Sahu, Editor of ” BENI” for this initiative and hard work. Also, we would like to express our deep thanks to the members of the Editorial Board for their enthusiastic  support and valuable suggestions for the development of the journal, to the contributors, the supporters, and wise citizens of “Koshalanchal”.

Click Here to Download “BENI”

                                              

December 31, 2009 at 1:48 pm 4 comments

Koshli is a distinct language:Parameshwar Mund

Thanks to http://www.kosal.org and JUHAR family for the following article:

December 25, 2009 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

Koshli language waits for govt’s nod for inclusion in Indian constitution

Following is a report from The Hindu:

Demands by various organisations and State governments for the inclusion of 38 languages, including English, in the Constitution are pending with the government.

“A number of representations or requests from different organisations and State governments have been received in this (Home) Ministry for inclusion of more languages in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution, including Tulu. At present demand for 38 languages are pending inclusion in the Eight Schedule to the Constitution,” the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Ajay Maken, told Lok Sabha in reply to a written question.

The languages pending approval are Angika, Banjara, Bazika, Bhojpuri, Bhoti, Bhotia, Bundelkhandi, Chhattisgarhi, Dhatki, English, Garhwali (Pahari), Gondi, Gujjar or Gujjari, Ho, Kaachachhi, Kamtapuri, Karbi, Khasi, Kodava (Coorg), Kok Barak, Kumaoni (Pahari) and Kurak.

The other languages are, Lepcha, Limbu, Mizo (Lushai), Magahi, Mundari, Nagpuri, Nicobarese, Pahari (Himachali), Pali, Rajasthani, Sambalpuri or Kosali, Shaurseni (Prakrit), Siraiki, Tenyidi and Tulu, the Minister said.

“A decision on pending demands for inclusion of more languages in the Eighth Schedule, including Tulu, will be taken in the light of the recommendations of the Sitakant Mohapatra Committee and the decision of the government thereon.

“No time frame can be fixed for consideration of the demands for inclusion of more languages in the Eighth Schedule,” Mr. Maken said

December 3, 2009 at 10:32 am 2 comments

New Book- Western Orissa: Past & Present

Thanks to Mr. Tapas Sarangi for the following pictures and information:

From the content it looks like this books gives a nice  overview of Western Orissa. It has separate chapters on  history, heritage, religion, language, culture and art, tourist places, agriculture, education, and industrialization of Western Odisha or Koshal region.

November 18, 2009 at 2:21 pm 1 comment

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