An Interview with Prafulla Mohanti

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Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, Vol: 6, Issue: 2, Page: 1-18

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Kain, Geoffrey
Georgia Southern University
interview; Prafulla Mohanti; Other Arts and Humanities
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Prafulla Mohanti was born and brought up in the village of Nanpur, Orissa, India. He lives most of the year in London, but returns to his village, where he owns a home, for a part of every year. Prafulla Mohanti came to England in 1960 after graduating as an architect in Bombay. He worked for a time as architect-town planner for the Greater London Council, but now devotes himself to painting and writing. He has held many exhibitions in England, the U.S., Japan, and Europe, and his paintings are held in a variety of museums and public and private collections. He has published four books - My Village, My Life (Prager, 1974), Indian Village Tales (Davis-Poynter, 1975), Through Brown Eyes (Oxford University Press, 1985), and Changing Village, Changing Life (Penguin, 1990); he is currently at work on a fifth book. Geoffrey Kain interviewed Prafulla Mohanti in his London home, 30 July, 1998.