We are happy to inform you that "Ram Raha" the one and only RAMAYAN book in our own Mother tongue KOSLI SAMBALPURI Language Written by Kosli Balmiki Late Sri HEMACHANDRA ACHARYA has been digitized and is available in the public domain ....
Please click the link below to read the HISTORIC book RAM-RAHA
Special Thanks to :-
Dr. Pritish Acharya (Late Hemachandra Acharya's son), Sambalpur University, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Srujanika and everyone involved in this historic task....
About The Author :-
Noted litterateur, translator and scholar, popularly known as the Balmiki of Koshali literature for his translation of The Ramayana into Koshali, Hemachandra Acharya was born on April 20 in 1926 in Garbhana village of Bargarh. A people’s poet, his milestone work of writing The Koshali Ramayana – Ram Raha, published by the Sambalpur University in 2001 - made him dearer to the masses in Western Orissa region where people speak Koshali (Sambalpuri) language. Even today, people in villages in the region religiously preserve and recite his translated version. He was also engaged in translation of the Upanishad into Koshali. His other major literary works include several plays, Sanchar geets and the traditional Keertan Geet. He was honoured by the Sambalpur University and the Western Orissa Cultural Forum, besides scores of literary organisations. He breathed his last on the 26th of August 2009.