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Nationality  Indian
Occupation  Poet

Name  Bibhu Padhi
Role  Poet
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Born  16 January 1951 (age 64) (1951-01-16) Cuttack, Odisha, India.
Books  Indian Philosophy and Religion: A Reader's Guide

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Bibhu Padhi born Bibhu Prasad Padhi on 16 January 1951, is an Indian poet and writer. He writes in English and Oriya languages. He is also a literary critic and translator. He has written several books.


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Early life

Padhi was born on 16 January 1951 in Cuttack, Odisha, India. He received his education from Ravenshaw Collegiate School and Ranihat High School, Cutack. He joined Ravenshaw College, Cuttack for a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 1969 and Master of Arts in English Literature in 1971. He also received a Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) from Utkal University in 1991 in English Literature. He married Minakshi Padhi, who is also a writer and academic.


Padhi joined Ravenshaw College (now Ravneshaw University) Department of English in 1974 and was teaching there until 1981 and later from 1985 to 1992. He was also Counsellor for Odisha branch of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) from 1986 to 1990 for "Diploma in Creative Writing in English". He has also taught at SCS college Puri-on-Sea. He has 11 volume of poems written in English. In the critical work Studies in Indian Poetry in English Dr. Chittaranjan Mishra writes about Padhi's poetic style as "rooted in his soil". His poems featured in the poetry anthology, The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India, featuring 151 Indian English poets, edited by Vivekanand Jha and published by Hidden Brook Press, Canada. Jaydeep Sarangi, an ardent scholar of Indian English poetry traces a beguiling sensibility in his poems: "joy in living and loving; joy in the vivid and animated, weird complicated poetics that is ordinary life.": Muse India,



  • Going to the Temple'(New Delhi: Indus, 1988; rpt. New Delhi: Authorspress, 2008)
  • 'A Wound Elsewhere (New Delhi: Rupa, 1992)
  • Lines From A Legend (Leeds, UK: Peepal Tree Press, 1993)
  • Painting the House (Hyderabad, India: Orient Longman, 1999)
  • Games the Heart Must Play: a trilogy in of love poems(Bhubaneshwar,: Pen & Ink, 2003)
  • Living With Lorenzo: Poems on D H Lawrence (Cuttack: Peacock Books, 2003) [chapbook]
  • Choosing A Place (New Delhi: Gnosis/Authorspress, 2011)
  • Migratory Days (New Delhi: Authorspress, 2011)
  • Brief Seasons: 60 love songs, (Bhubaneswar, Timepass, 2013)
  • Magic Ritual (New Delhi: Authorspress, 2014)
  • Midnight Diary (New Delhi: Authorspress, 2015)
  • Other works

  • D H Lawrence: Modes of Fictional Style(Albany, NY, USA: Whitston, 1989)
  • Indian Philosophy and Religion: A Reader’s Guide (Jefferson, NC, USA & London, England: McFarland, 1990; rpt. New Delhi: D K Printworld, 1999; 2nd rpt. DK Printworld, 2004) [with Minakshi Padhi]
  • Poetic translations

  • A Morning of Rains and Other Poems: Selected Poems of Sitakant Mahapatra (New Delhi: Vikas, 1990) [Mahapatra is a recipient of India’s highest literary award, the “Bharatiya Gyanapith”].
  • Memories, Legends, and The Goddess: Selected Poems of Bibek Jena, (Bhubaneswar, 2013)
  • Parallel Speech: An Anthology of Fifteen Younger Contemporary Oriya Poets (New Delhi: Authorspress)
  • References

    Bibhu Padhi Wikipedia