Analysis Of Jayanta Mahapatra

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India, a country having a rich and profound faith in existing religious perspective, feels the divine presence of God in every living or even non-living entity. Various religious bodies in India exemplify the multiplicity of the forms of God, yet maintaining the ‘essential’ feature of His being ‘one’. These multiple forms of God can further be witnessed in the whole country in the form of the worshipping of various gods, goddesses, planets, trees or even stones, symbolizing His own being in almost all the parts of India, which interestingly represents true Indianness. Almost every intellectual individual, including artists, poets, writers, musicians, sculptors, priests, have been inspired and influenced by this theory to such a level that all are ‘taught’ to inculcate and infuse this ‘goodness’ in their children, and to look for the positive and the divine in every living being. The soul in every individual living being is considered to be a representation of God Himself. This sense of belongingness to India has greatly influenced poets like Jayanta Mahapatra.
Jayanta Mahapatra’s poetry revolves around India and its culture. The landscapes and myths of Orissa form a major part of his poetry as he is naturally affected by them due to his birth and childhood spent in Orissa. What is noteworthy in his poetry is that he doesn’t try to create Indianness in the mention of traditional Indian images of tigers, snakes, snakes-charmers, jugglers, crocodiles etc., but he is sensibly
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