ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Oriya Intellectuals Then and Now

Oriya intellectuals at the end of the 19th century, though shaped by colonialism and feudalism, were more open-minded, tolerant and receptive to ideas. In comparison, today's Oriya intellectuals seem myopic, out of touch with the concerns of the masses. The situation can only improve when the marginal classes claim their place in society and among intellectuals.

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