Bhima Bhoi and his Female Consorts ବହିର ଲେଖକ କେଦାର ମିଶ୍ର ଉକ୍ତ ବହିରେ ଭୀମ ଭୋଇ ଙ୍କ ଜୀବନ ଚର୍ଯ୍ୟା ଉପରେ ମିଥ୍ୟା ଅଭିଯୋଗ କରିଛନ୍ତି । ତାର ବିରୁଦ୍ଧରେ ଆଜି କଳାହାଣ୍ଡି, ଛତିଶଗଡ଼, ପାନାବେଡା ଓ ଖଡ଼ିଆଳ ମହିମା ଧର୍ମ ର ସାଧୁ ଓ ଭକ୍ତ ସମାଜ ତରଫରୁ DG ଓଡ଼ିଶାଙ୍କୁ IIC ଧର୍ମଗଡ ଙ୍କ ଜରିଆରେ ଗିରଫଦାରି ଦାବୀ ପତ୍ର ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିଥିଲୁ । ଶ୍ରୀମତ ବିରଞ୍ଚି ବାବା,କିଣୁ ଚରଣ ବାବା,ମନାତ୍ମକ ବାବା ମୋହନ ପାଳ ଭକ୍ତ,ମୋତିରାମ ଭକ୍ତ,ନିଲ।ମ୍ବର ଭକ୍ତ,ଖୀରସିନ୍ଧୁ ଭକ୍ତ ,ନାରାୟଣ ଭକ୍ତ,ସଞ୍ଜୟ ଭକ୍ତ,ହୃଷୀକେଶ ଭକ୍ତ, ଚୈତନ୍ୟ ଭକ୍ତ ଓ ଦିଗାମ୍ବର ଭକ୍ତ ଆଦି ସମସ୍ତେ ଏହି କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ ରେ ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ଥିଲେ ।
SAMBALPUR: Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Sambalpur chapter, has condemned the alleged derogatory remarks on saint-poet Bhima Bhoi in a book titled ‘Popular Religion and Ascetic Practices: New Studies on Mahima Dharma’ edited by Ishita Banerjee- Dube and Johannes Beltz.
Life member of INTACH Debendra Kumar Mishra told newsmen here today that insulting remarks on Bhima Bhoi had been made in one of the articles written by Beltz and Kedar Mishra in the book with a heading ‘Ascetic, Layman or Rebellious Guru ? Bhima Bhoi and his Female Consorts’. The book is a compilation of articles and has been published by M/s Manohar, New Delhi.
The INTACH members also threatened to launch a stir if the writers failed to tender an apology in public and the publisher failed to delete the controversial remarks from the article immediately.
Meanwhile, villagers of Kandhara in Rairakhol subdivision of the district, better known as Gyanapitha of Bhima Bhoi, burnt Beltz and Mishra in effigies in the village demanding immediate ban of the book and stringent action against the writers and the publisher.