Sunday, June 17, 2012

Brief Biodata (English) : Dr. Harekrishna Meher

Brief Biodata   (Updated -  November 2016)

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DR. HAREKRISHNA MEHER

* Born on 5 May 1956 at Sinapali, Orissa. 

* Matriculation (1971, First Class) from Sinapali High School  under Board of 
  Secondary Education, Orissa. 

Pre-University Arts (1972) and First Year Degree B.A. (1973, First Class) from  
   Gangadhar Meher College, Sambalpur, under Sambalpur University.   

* Studying in Ravenshaw College Cuttack, from Utkal University: B.A. Sanskrit Honours,
   First Class First with Distinction (1975).

* From Banaras Hindu University : M.A. Sanskrit, First Class First, Gold Medalist (1977),
  Ph.D. Sanskrit (1981) and Diploma in German (1979, First Class).

* A researcher, creative writer, critic, poet, lyricist, composer of songs, orator and translator.

* Writes in Sanskrit, English, Hindi, Odia and Koshali languages.

* Research articles, scholarly essays and poems published in the leading journals and
   magazines of national and international levels.

* Articles also published in E-journals and magazines such as 'Muse India' (English),  
  'Srijangatha' (Hindi), 'Aakhar Kalash' (Hindi), 'Kaavyaalaya' (Hindi), 'Lokaratna' (English), 
  'Jahnavi' (Sanskrit), 'Prachi Prajna' (Sanskrit), 'Beni' (Kosali) etc.

* Participated in literary workshops, seminars and conferences of state, national and  
   international levels  including World Sanskrit Conferences. 

* Scholars of some universities such as Sagar University and Utkal University
   have done research on the author and his Sanskrit lyrics.

 * Original Sanskrit Poems included in " Kavya-Mahanadi " and " Kavya-Vaitarani " books  
   have been  prescribed in the Courses of Studies of some autonomous colleges of Orissa.

* Ph.D. Thesis Book "Philosophical Reflections in the Naisadhacarita" has been prescribed
   as  a Reference Book in the M.A. Sanskrit Syllabus of Delhi University, Delhi.

* 'Sahitya Darpana-Alankara' book has been prescribed as a Reference Book 
   in Sanskrit  Courses of +3 and PG classes of colleges in Orissa.

* Father Poet Narayan Bharasa Meher and Mother Smt. Sumati Devi.

* Grandfather Poet Manohar Meher known as ‘Palli-Kavi’ or ‘Gaņa-Kavi’ of Western Orissa.

* Hailing from a poet’s family Dr. Meher is devoted to language, literature and music.

* Composer of original modern Sanskrit songs along with own innovated new metres,   
   tuning  and  presentations. 

* Songs, poems, talks and discussions broadcast in All India Radio.

* Sanskrit and Koshali songs, literary discussions telecast on Doordarshan and other TV
  channels.

* Various articles published in his personal website on the internet.

* Bio-data published in several international Biographical volumes.

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LITERARY AWARDS
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* Gangadhar Samman (2002) :
          By Sanskrutika Parishad, Patnagarh, Balangir.

* Gangadhar Saraswat Samman (2002) :
         By Gangadhar Sahitya Parishad, Barpali.

* Jayakrishna Mishra Kavya Samman (2003) :
         By All Orissa Sanskrit Kavi Sammelan, Cuttack.

* Vidyaratna Pratibha Samman (2005) :
        By State Level Pandit Nilamani Vidyaratna Smruti Samsad, Bhubaneswar.

* Gangadhar Samman - Ashok Chandan Memorial Award (2009) :
        By State Level Swabhava-Kavi Gangadhar Smruti Samiti, Barpali,
        and Kedarnath Kala Sahitya Sansad, Ambabhona, Orissa.

* Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Smarak Samman (2010) :
        By Academy of Bengali Poetry, Kolkata-700054.

* Haripriya Mund Memorial Gangadhar Meher Samman (2010) :
         By Kavi Gangadhar Meher Club, Barpali, Bargarh, Orissa.
        
* Dr. Nilamadhab Panigrahi Samman (2010) [For ‘Koshali Meghaduta’ Book]
          By : Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Sambalpur, Orissa.
         [Ref : http://hkmeher.blogspot.com/2011/08/nilamadhab-panigrahi-samman-to.html]

* AWARD OF APPRECIATION (JAYADEVA UTSAV - 2008) -
          Conferred by : Odissi Akademi, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.*

* Vachaspati Ganeswar Rath Vedantalankar Samman (2013) 
   (In Pandit Sammilani during World Sanskrit Day Celebration) 
    By Balaji Mandir Suraksha Samiti, Bhawanipatna, Odisha. 

 * Viswa Sanskrit Divas Samman (2013)
   By Mahabir Sanskrutik Anushthan, Bhawanipatna, Odisha. 
   [Ref : http://hkmeher.blogspot.in/2013/08/dr-harekrishna-meher-felicitated-with.html ]

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 LITERARY HONOURS AND FELICITATIONS
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Conferred By :
* Khariar Sahitya Samiti, Raj Khariar (1998).
* Gadadhar Sahitya Samsad, Komna, Nuapada (1998).
* Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar,Sambalpur (2000).
* Siksha Vikash Parishad, Kalahandi (2003).
* Kalahandi Lekhak Kala Parishad, Bhawanipatna (2003).
* Abhiram Smruti Pathagar Trust, Bhawanipatna (2006).
* Udanti Mahotsava, Sinapali, Nuapada (2012) 
* Banani Kavi Sammilani,Kalahandi Lekhak Kala Parishad (2013) 
(Ref : http://hkmeher.blogspot.in/2013/01/drharekrishna-meher-felicitated-in.html )
* Gangadhar Saraswat Samiti, Sinapali, Nuapada (2016) 

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Joined Orissa Education Service in 1981 and has taught in different Government colleges 
of Orissa. Served in Govt. Panchayat College, Bargarh, Fakir Mohan College, Balasore 
and  Government Autonomous College, Bhawanipatna..

* Retired from Orissa Education Service on 31-5-2014  at the age of 58 years, 
while serving as Sr.Reader and Head, Post-Graduate Department of Sanskrit, 
in  Gangadhar Meher Autonomous College, Sambalpur -768004, Orissa, India.

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MAIN LITERARY WORKS OF DR. HAREKRISHNA MEHER
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BOOKS PUBLISHED :

1. PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTIONS IN THE NAISADHACARITA (Ph.D. Thesis)
ISBN : 81-85094-21-7. Publisher: Punthi Pustak, 36/4B, Bidhan Sarani, Calcutta-4, 1989.
Link :

2. NAISHADHA-MAHAKAVYE DHARMA-SASTRIYA-PRATIPHALANAM. 
Publisher: Dharmashastra Deptt, SriJagannatha Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya, Puri,1994.

3. SAHITYA DARPANA : ALANKARA (With Oriya-Sanskrit Commentaries).
ISBN : 81-7411-12-7, Publisher: Vidyapuri, Balu Bazar, Cuttack-2, 1995.

4. SRIKRISHNA-JANMA (Original Oriya Poetry), 1977.
5. SRI RAMARAKSHA-STOTRA (With Siva-Raksha Stotra),1977.
6. SIVA-TANDAVA-STOTRA, 1978.
7. VISHNU-SAHASRA-NAMA, 1978.
8. GAYATRI-SAHASRA-NAMA, 1982.
(5 to 8 Edited and Metrically Translated into Oriya;
and 4 to 8 Publisher : Bani Bandar, Berhampur,Ganjam, Orissa.

9. MANOHAR PADYAVALI of Poet Manohar Meher (Edited),
Publisher: N.B.Meher, Manohar Kavita Vas, Sinapali, Orissa, 1985.

10. MATRIGITIKANJALIH (Original Modern Sanskrit Gitikavya),
Publisher: Kalahandi Lekhak Kala Parishad, Bhawanipatna, Orissa, 1997.
Ref : http://hkmeher.blogspot.com/2011/09/complete-matrigitikanjalih-kavya.html
Wikipedia :  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrigitikanjalih

11. TAPASVINI (Complete Hindi Version of Oriya Kavya of Gangadhar Meher),
Publisher: Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Samalpur, Orissa, 2000.
Link:
http://hkmeher.blogspot.com/2011/08/complete-hindi-tapasvini-kavya.html 

12. TAPASVINI OF GANGADHARA MEHER
(Complete English Version of Oriya “ Tapasvini " Kavya)ISBN : 81-87661-63-1.
Publisher : R. N. Bhattacharya, A-217, Road No. 4, HB Town, Sodepur, Kolkata-700110. 2009.
http://tapasvini-kavya.blogspot.in/2013/05/complete-tapasvini-kavya-hindi-english.html 

13. KOSHALI  MEGHADUTA
(Complete Koshali Lyrical Translation of Poet Kalidasa’s Sanskrit Kavya ‘Meghaduta')
ISBN : 13 978-93-80758-03-9.
Publisher : Trupti Prakashan, Bhubaneswar-2, Orissa, 2010.
http://hkmeher.blogspot.com/2011/10/complete-koshali-meghaduta.html 

14. TAPASVINI MAHAKAVYAM
(Complete Sanskrit Version of Oriya Kavya of Poet Gangadhar Meher),
ISBN : 978-81-7110-412-3.
Publisher: Parimal Publications, 27/28 ShaktiNagar, Delhi-7, 2012
Link : http://tapasvini-kavya.blogspot.in/2013/05/complete-tapasvini-kavya-hindi-english.html
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PUBLISHED in 'BARTIKA' (Famous Literary Quarterly) 
Dasahara Special Issues, Jajpur, Orissa :
Oriya Metrical Translations of Sanskrit Kavyas :
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* Niti-Sataka of Bharttrihari (Complete), 1995-1997.  
* Sringara-Sataka of Bharttrihari (Complete),1998.  
* Vairagya-Sataka of Bharttrihari (Complete), 1999. 
Sataka-Traya : Link: 
http://hkmeher.blogspot.in/2014/03/bhartrihari-sataka-traya-niti-sringara.html 

Naishadhacharita (Navama Sarga) of Sriharsha, 2000.  
http://hkmeher.blogspot.com/2008/07/naishadhacharita-canto-ix-oriya.html  

Raghuvamsha (II Sarga) of Kalidasa, 2002. 

Kumara-Sambhava (V,Sarga) of Kalidasa, 2001. 
 http://hkmeher.blogspot.in/2016/10/kumara-sambhava-kavya-canto-v-odia.html 

Kumara-Sambhava (VII Sarga) of Kalidasa, 2004. 
http://hkmeher.blogspot.com/2016/10/kumara-sambhava-kavya-canto-vii-odia.html 

Kumara-Sambhava (I Sarga) of Kalidasa, 2005. 
Kumara-Sambhava (II Sarga) of Kalidasa, 2006. 
Kumara-Sambhava (VIII Sarga) of Kalidasa, 2009.  

Ritu-Samhara of Kalidasa (Complete), 2015 : 

Gita-Govinda of Poet Jayadeva (Complete), 2016 : 
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* ‘Varsha’ (Sanskrit Sloka Version of Radhanath Ray’s Oriya Poem)
   Published in ‘Lokabhasha-Sushrih’, Puri, October-November 2006. 

UNPUBLISHED WORKS : ORIGINAL
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(a) In Sanskrit :
Pushpanjali-Vichitra (Gitikavya),
Sarasvatayanam (Research Articles),
Saundarya-Sandarshanam,
Savitri-Natakam,
Jivanalekhyam (Modern Poems)
Mauna-Vyanjana (Modern Poems) 
Asram Ajasram (Modern Poems) . 
Hāsitāsyā Vayasyā  (Haiku-Sijo-Tanka Poems) 
Stavaarchana-Stavakam 
Sukti-Kasturika
Meheriya-Chandomala 
* Sanskrit Works of Dr. Harekrishna Meher : 

(b) In Oriya :
Alochanara Pathe,
Bhanjiya Kavyalochana,
Bhanja Sahityare Jagannatha Tattva,
Ghena Naishadha Paraye,
Odia Riti-Sahityare Darshanika Chintana,
Nibandhayana,
Kavitavali,
Sikhandi Kavya.
Sati Sabitri.
Odia Barnamalara Krutrima Samasya.

(c) In English :
Poems of the Mortals 
Link : http://hkmeher.blogspot.in/2008/02/poems-of-mortals.html 
Glory (Research Articles and Essays).

(d) In Hindi:
Hindi Sarasvati,
Kuchh Kavita-Suman.

(e) In Koshali :
Koshali Gitamala.

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UNPUBLISHED WORKS : TRANSLATED
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(a) Complete Oriya Metrical Translations of the Sanskrit Kavyas:
* Srimad-Bhagavad-Gita of Vyasa.
* Kumara-Sambhava, Meghaduta. Raghuvamsa of Kalidasa.
(b) English Translation from Sanskrit : Siva Tandava Stotra, Gita-Govinda of Jayadeva.
(c) Hindi Translation from Sanskrit : Matrigitikanjali

(d) From the Oriya Kavyas of Poet Gangadhar Meher : 
Pranaya-Vallari (Hindi and Sanskrit Versions),
Arghya-Thali (Hindi, English and Sanskrit Versions),
Kichaka-Vadha (Hindi Version).
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Images of Some Books by Dr. Harekrishna Meher : 
Link :
 http://hkmeher.blogspot.com/2010/06/images-of-main-books-of-harekrishna.html

* List of Places where Dr. Harekrishna Meher and his works 
   are cited, referred, discussed and reviewed : 
   http://hkmeher.blogspot.in/2010/06/places-where-drharekrishna-meher-and.html

* Contribution of Dr. Harekrishna Meher to Sanskrit Literature:  

Translated Works of Dr. Harekrishna Meher : 

http://hkmeher.blogspot.in/2016/08/translated-works-of-dr-harekrishna-meher.html
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VIDEOS of Dr. Harekrishna Meher :
* (On YouTube)
Dr. Harekrishna Meher’s Videos: Youtube Link:
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Address : 
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Dr. HAREKRISHNA MEHER 
    M.A. Gold Medalist (BHU), OES-1,
    Ph.D. (BHU), Diploma in German 
Retired Sr. Reader and Head, 
Post-Graduate Department of Sanskrit,
Gangadhar  Meher Autonomous College 
(College with Potential for Excellence)
SAMBALPUR - 768004. Orissa (India) *

Mobile : + 91- 94373- 62962 *
e-mail : meher.hk@gmail.com  / hkmeher56@yahoo.co.in
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Website : http://www.hkmeher.blogspot.com / 
                  http://tapasvini-kavya.blogspot.com
        
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Biodata Details : WORKS AND ACHIEVEMENTS : 
http://hkmeher.blogspot.com/2007/07/my-biodata.html

* Wikipedia (Free Encyclopedia ) - हरेकृष्ण मेहेर :
http://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/हरेकृष्ण_मेहेर

* List of Indian Poets : Sanskrit - Modern Poets: Wiki : 

* Biodata (English-Hindi-Sanskrit-Odia) : 

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