Dhana Saunta Jhia is the first poetry collection by eminent poet Hrushikesh Mallick and was published in 1987. All the poems in this collection represent rural Odisha. It received Odisha Sahitya Academy award in 1988. Read more
I recently read the book ‘Dhana Saunta Jhia’ by Hrushikesh Mallick and I was absolutely blown away. It is a beautiful story of a young girl who is on a journey to discover her true identity and purpose in life.
The book is filled with a lot of emotion and character development and I enjoyed every minute of it. The protagonist, Dhana, is such a strong, determined and courageous character, and I felt like I was right there with her every step of the way. I was particularly impressed with how Mallick was able to capture the nuances of Dhana's struggles and the various challenges she faced throughout her journey.
The story is set in a small rural village in India and Mallick does an amazing job at portraying the culture and traditions of the people. I felt like I was able to gain a better understanding of the various social issues that are still prevalent in India, such as gender inequality and the caste system.
Overall, I found ‘Dhana Saunta Jhia’ to be an inspiring, heartwarming and captivating read. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a story that is both meaningful and entertaining.