|Mishra, Dr. Mahendra Kumar|
Orissa Sahitya Academy award in 1999 for his literary criticism "Kalahandira Loksanskruti"(Folklore of Kalahandi). Kshetrabasi sahitya vidya puraskar by Institute of Oriya Studies (1992). Sahitya Puraskar, Bhubaneswar Pustakmela Award in 1992.
Author of Folk Songs of Kalahandi (1989) followed by five books on Oriya folklore. Associated with many National and International organizations on folklore. His contribution in the field of indigenous education using folklore is another areas of concern. His forthcoming book is Saora Folk Literature to be published by Sahitya Academy, New Delhi.
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