Artaballabha Mohanty
Born30 July 1887 (1887-07-30)
Cuttack, Odisha, India
Died30 July 1969(1969-00-00) (aged 81–82)
Alma materRavenshaw College, University of Calcutta
Notable awardsPadma Shri

Artaballabha Mohanty, was a notable writer[1] and literary critique.[2]


He was born in Cuttack, Odisha. He received M.A. in Odia literature and M.A. in Sanskrit. Then he became a professor at Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha. He was the founder of Prachi Samiti (1925-1934),[3] a literary institution that played a key role in reshaping Oriya literature.

Mohanty has also published the only available print record of Madala Panji.[4]

Awards and Medals


  1. ^ "Some Great Odia Personalities". Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Revival of Car Festival of Lord Jagannath" (PDF).[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Datta, Amaresh (1988). Literature in Odisha. ISBN 9788126011940.
  4. ^ Sarata Chandra Panigrahi, Daityari Panda (1984), The Cult and Culture of Lord Jagannath, Rashtrabhasha Samavaya Prakashan, p. 134
  5. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954-2009)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs (India). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 May 2013. 20 Dr. Artaballav Mohanti PS OR Litt. & Edu.