Manoj Das, born in 1934 is an Indian writer who writes in Odia and English. In 2000, Manoj Das was awarded with Saraswati Samman. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2001, the fourth most noteworthy Civilian Award in India for his commitment in the field of Literature and Education. Kendra Sahitya Akademi has offered its most noteworthy honor (also India’s highest literary award) i.e Sahitya Akademi Award Fellowship. Amruta Phala(Amrutaphala) is written by Manoj Das, one of the best odia novel published by Vidyapuri.
One of the yogis suddenly caught the immortal and popular king of Ujjain, his brother Hari, one day with an immortal fruit. Longevity and youthful giving and the dead-living are its qualities. The king took the fruit and gave it to his young queen. Three days later the beautiful dancer of the city brought the fruit and met the king again — in secret. The king was shocked. How did that unique fruit go to the dancer? What emerged from the investigation is shocking. She gave the fruit to the queen with the greatest love. The young queen gave her a gift to a young man named Amatya. Amatya was a lover of dancers. So the fruit fell into the hands of the dancer.The discovery caused an earthquake in the king’s consciousness. How far can you rely on your own thinking? Is it possible to know the truth in the midst of mental, emotional meditation? The question-and-answer king appointed Anuj Vikramaditya, who deserved to rule, and took the vows of eternity. Was a poet, a few days later a yogi ‘Horny Centuries’, ‘Policy Centuries’ and ‘Austerity Centuries’ are his immortal works. This is the essence of the ancient legend about Bhartuhari. Of course there are fewer or more different versions of it. According to one version, the queen’s name is Pingala. According to another version, Pingala was his first queen – who died instantly after receiving false news that he had died while hunting the king. The queen for whom the king was averse was Sindhumati. This author of yours has taken on the second form of legend.
For a long time the legend seems significant to this author. Significantly, one day he found a cave in Haridwar that had been identified to date. He later visited the memorial cave of Bhartuhari on the outskirts of Ujjain.His first place of worship was to see and spend some time there. It was in the caves at Haridwar that the author was inspired to write.After a brief visit to the cave on the outskirts of Ujjain and immersed in it for a while – one day the description of Queen Sindhumati’s behavior, one or more of the many unpublished facts including Mahakal, was revealed in the consciousness of the author (which is the subject of the twentieth paragraph).According to that revelation, Sindhumati’s narrative is determined in this composition rather than in the composition. As soon as he was ready to write, Amarnath, an unfamiliar yet very familiar man, unexpectedly crashed into the ring of inspiration. Behind him is his daughter Manisha. I could not try to avoid Amarnath. As he said: I am now. Can you control the power to see the past without my eyes? Didn’t think about writing a novel or anything else. It has been thought from time to time that if there was any possibility of creative writing in the name of Prayopanyas, it would have been included in that stage. To put it mildly, this is not a historical novel, it is an inspiring novel. Its reality is not factual. I am hopeful that this fact will be assessed by my readers by applying criteria that are different from facts or history. It is a great pleasure for the Oriya literary world to receive the highest honorary recognition of Saraswati in India in the recent past, “Amritfal”. The way in which the reader-community of Odisha has received this novel with interest and reverence even before it has received this recognition can be said to be extraordinary. This is an example of our true acceptance of great literature.
|Book Title||Amruta Phala|
|Book Type||Odia Novel|