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Gangadhar Meher University

Sambalpur, Odisha

BBRC- Research and Publications

BBRC- Research and Publications

The research centre did a lot of work during the covid period. As there was no physical interaction, the centre focused on collection of manuscripts and Pothis during this period. The Centre now hosts a rich variety of Pothis in its possession.


1. Meher Pradeepa (Journal) Special issue dedicated to Bhima Bhoi was published in which research papers of eminent writers and scholars of different Universities were placed.
2. “Jejemanka Gapapedi”, A collection of short stories for children, written by legendary story writer Laxminath Bejbarua of Assam, based and focused on Historical prospect of 19th century, Sambalpur. The original stories in Assam are translated by Nairmalee Mahanta.


Bhajana Mala - A revised issue of Bhima Bhoi’s “Bhajana Mala” was published in which about 14 numbers of unpublished bhanjan, collected from pothis were placed besides his 300 Bhanjans.


Book Lekha Alekha is a volume on some of the interesting facets of Bhima Bhoi and Mahima Dharma and many prominent scholars have contributed to the volume. The book is edited by Professor Pradip panda.

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