J. P. Das
J. P. Das
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Dr. Jagannath Prasad Das was an IAS officer from Odissa who held several prestigious positions in the state and the central governments

He was a poet, playwright, painter, actor, and researcher on paintings, all rolled into one. He writes both in Odiya and English. Many of his books have been translated into English and several Indian languages. He founded the Poetry Society (India) and was its President for 14 years. He continues to be the guiding spirit behind the Society.

His books include Puri Paintings: The Chitrakaar and His Work (study), Chitra-Pothi: Illustrated Palm-Leaf Manuscripts from Orissa, and many more.

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