Sarojini Sahoo

Sarojini Sahoo

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Sarojini Sahoo Profile

  • Name:
  • Sarojini Sahoo
  • Born:
  • January 4, 1956
  • Father:
  • Ishwar Chandra Sahoo
  • Mother:
  • Nalini Devi
  • Spouse:
  • Jagadish Mohanty,

Sarojini Sahoo Biography

Sarojini Sahoo is a noted woman writer from Orissa known for feminist works. She is also a popular columnist in The New Indian Express and associate editor of Chennai based English magazine Indian AGE. Apart from her mother tongue, she also writes in English language. She is the wife of Jagadish Mohanty, a veteran writer of Odisha and the couple has two kids. She has published eight novels in Oriya and ten anthologies of short stories, belonging to Oriya and English languages. She has also published one anthology work of short stories in Hindi - Rape Tatha Anya Kahaniyana (2010). She has published a collection of essays Sensible Sensuality in the year 2010. Her novel Gambhiri Ghara, the best instance of her feminist outlook was a bestseller. Her works are related to sexuality and sexual frankness.


Sahoo was born on 4 January 1956 to Ishwar Chandra Sahoo and Nalini Devi in the small town of Dhenkanal. MA and PhD degrees in Oriya Literature and a Bachelor of Law from Utkal University are her educational qualifications. At present she works as a college lecturer in Belpahar, Jharsuguda. Her English anthologies of short stories are Sarojini Sahoo Stories (2006) and Waiting for Manna (2008).


Her Oriya anthologies of short stories are Sukhara Muhanmuhin (1981), Nija GahirareNije (1989),    Amrutara Pratikshare (1992), Chowkath (1994), Tarali Jauthiba Durga (1995), Deshantari (1999), Dukha Apramita (2006) and Srujani Sarojini (2008). Upanibesh (1998), Pratibandi (1999), Swapna Khojali Mane (2000), Mahajatra (2001), Gambhiri Ghara (2005), Bishad Ishwari (2006), Pakshibasa (2007) and   Asamajik (2008) are her Oriya novels. She is often regarded as a trendsetter of feminism in contemporary Oriya literature. She has received several awards including Sahitya acdemy award, Ladli Media Award, Prajatantra Award, Bhubaneswar Book Fair Award and Jhankar award.

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Updated: December 30, 2013

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