Kedar Mishra

Kedar Mishra

Biography

Kedar Mishra is a complete literary person born on 15th April 1972. He is known as an Editor, Translator, Journalist, Scholar, Art Critic, Human Rights activist and a Cultural Activist. To his credit, he has five Poetry collections in Odia language: “Sabdaku Charipada, Asha-Sukta, SUnya Abhisara, Raga Kedar & Premara Dura Geeta”, Two collection of Prose; Vag Bishesha & Sesha Sparsha, Three books in English; Kandhamala Riot & Mass Media, Bhima Bhoi: Verses from the Void and Popular Religion & Ascetic Practices (Co-authored). His works are widely translated in number of Indian & foreign languages like, English, German, Irish, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi etc. His path breaking media analysis on Kandhamal violence in Odisha was highly acclaimed. As a renowned art critic and art historian, he writes previews reports on Indian Classical Dance and music events. In a dance journal “NARTANAM”, published from Hyderabad, he is a member in the Editorial Board and a former member of Odisha Sahitya Academy.

AWARDS

Panossouth Asia Media Fellowship – 2007

Pakhighara Writers Award – 2010

Sanskrutimitra Samman – 2012

Utkal Sahitya Samaj Award – 2014

Odisha Youth Inspiration Award – 2016

Paschima Poetry Award – 2019

Kalinga Literary Youth Award – 2019 and many more.