Dhauli Books


by Kamalakanta Mohapatra



'Photo' has been hailed as a path-breaking work in contemporary Odia fiction since its first publication in a limited, not-for-sale edition in 1990. It is a coming-of-age novel in which, for the first time, there is an uninhibited but studied use of street slang and swearwords to bring a milieu and an atmosphere alive. Two strangers meet on a train and during the ride the older man toys and tangles with the younger, a college student suffering from the usual sexual deprivation typical of the 1960s Odia middle-class society, with the tantalising prospect of hooking him up with his apparently estranged wife. The poor college boy falls for it. Is the woman a mirage? Does she really exist? How far is the boy willing to go? The story unfolds against a taut canvas of lust, longing, temptation and deception.


Kamalakanta Mohapatra is an acclaimed author and translator.

Book Details
Author Kamalakanta Mohapatra
Language Odia
Genre Fiction
Publisher Dhauli Books
Publication Year 2018
ISBN 978-8193604717
Edition 1
Binding Paperback
Pages 120