Literature and Social Reform in Colonial Orissa

Literature and Social Reform in Colonial Orissa

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Author: Sachidananda Mohanty
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 243
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126022981


Retrieval and interpretation of India’s colonial past remains an essential task before literary critics and historians of culture. In this pioneering volume, Sachidananda Mohanty examines rare documents and archival material of 19th century Orissa in order to underline the central role played by Sailabala Das (1875-1968) vis-à-vis female education and social reforms in Orissa under the Raj.

Professor Mohanty uses several literary modes such as travel, autobiography, letters, essays and memoirs for his task. As a feminist, nationalist and social reformer, Sailabala leaves behind a legacy few can match.


Introduction: The Legacy of Sailabala Das by Sachidananda Mohanty

From Bilat Prabas: Journey to England (Originally in Oriya) by Sailabala Das

Ways of Spreading Women’s Education (Originally in Oriya) by Sailabala Das

From A Look Before and After! (Originally in English) by Sailabala Das