Gopinath Mohanty is a leading novelist of post-Independence India. He wrote his classic Paraja in 1945. It’s a novel of mythic simplicity whose central character Sukru Jani belongs to the Tribe called Paraja. The novel was translated by Prof. B K Das and published by Oxford University Press. Later, it was also published in England by Faber and Faber. The Paraja, who lives in the densely wooded hills and valleys of the Eastern Ghats, knows suffering and deprivation. He knows