A Peer-Reviewed Internatiimagesnal Literary Quarterly Journal

About Us...

"Rock Pebbles is a purely literary Journal, published from Jajpur Town of Odisha in India."

It was first published in the year 1987. The first issue was printed at Jajati Press, Jajpur Town. In the year 1989, this Journal was registered by the Registrar for News Papers of India (RNI), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India, New Delhi & was alloted Regd. No. 48173/89.

Rock Pebbles was published regularly from 1987 to 1991. Its publication stopped from 1992 to 1994. Again it was published in 1995. Then it stopped from 1996 to 1999. These breaks are due to financial difficulties. Again it started in the year 2000 and continuing regularly till date. Prior to the year 2000, it had been printed at different printing presses at Jajpur Town. From the year 2000, it is being printed at Cuttack / Bhubaneswar by latest technology at Offset Printing Press. In 1987 it's title was Rock Pebbles - A Humanist Review. In 1989, it was Rock Pebbles - A Literary bi-Annual. In the year 1991, it became Rock Pebbles - An International Literary bi-Annual. In the year 2000, it became Rock Pebbles - An International Literary Journal. In the year 2010, it became Rock Pebbles - A Peer-Reviewed International Literary Journal. And now it is continuing under this title.

Rock Pebbles is a half-yearly literary Journal in English. We call it International because it circulates in more than one nation. Now, it is circulated in England, USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, Philippines, Malta, Papua_Newguinea, New Zealand, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Israel, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Austria, Russia, etc. Among the purely Literary Journals, it is probably the best in India. It is being subscribed by almost all leading Colleges / Universities in India. English teachers in Colleges and Universities and Researchers on English Literature have accepted it as informative and as a source of reference for their research work and higher studies.

Like other literary Journals, we publish essays, short story, poetry, book review, art works etc. Through this Journal we have been trying to promote Odia writers by translating and publishing their works. We also aim at bridging the cultural gap and establish harmonious relationship among nations through literature.

Till date, we have already published the first grade Indo-English writers, i.e. Nissim Ezekiel, Mahadevi Verma, Manoj Das, Jayanta Mahapatra, Khushwant Singh, Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan and William E. Morris-International Poet Laureate of New Zealand, Goldie L. Morales (USA), Wazir Agha (Pakistan), Bruno Rombi (Italy), Prof. Kazuyosi Ikeda (Japan), Prof. Dr. Adolf P. Shvedchikov (Russia), Bernard N. Jackson (England) and Margaret Boles (Ireland).

In the year 2009 Rock Pebbles is allotted Indian Standard Series Number (ISSN) 0975-0509 which is regulated by National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.

Here I quote the views of some Intellectuals, written in their letters to the Editor about the Magazine :-

"Federico C. Peralta from Philippines writes that readind Rock Pebbles is a momentary relief from the humdrum of everyday life. It inspired her and made her day."

"Gigy Joseph from Kerala writes that Rock Pebbles provides a forum for aspiring writers. Dr. Anjana Anil from Rajasthan writes that the Magazine is appealing."

"Gopal Roy from West Bengal writes that Rock Pebbles has become a great name throughout India. Dr. P. Raja from Pondicherry writes that Rock Pebbles is making a mark in the academic world."

"Dr. S.S. Biradar from Bijapur, Karnataka says that Rock Pebbles is quite useful to college teachers and students. M.K. Anil Kumar from Kerala says that every issue of Rock Pebbles unfolds new Indian merits. Bipin Patsani from Arunachal Pradesh says that Rock Pebbles is emerging as a journal of serious academic interest and creative writings as well..."

"Prof. P. Mahapatra from Bhubaneswar (Odisha) writes that he could not believe, at the first sight, that a standardized journal like Rock Pebbles is being published from Odisha. The Rock Pebbles is SALAGRAM for him."

We have planned to bring it out as a quarterly Journal. Many of our subscribers are regularly requesting us to bring it out as a monthly Journal. At present, it is not possible due to financial scarcity. But we have planned to publish Rock Pebbles as a quarterly Journal from 2015.

Dear friends, Pebbles have rolled off the rock, down, down the ages, leaving an eternal trail of impress of the Genesis. Children scoop them out on the beach of time and flying them into the cool, calm of the pool to see shivers in the waters. These shivers, ripples, sensations, that come off, goes deep, deeper into our consciousness peeping us up to fly back to our origin, our culture, our heritage.

Let us wish the Pebbles a sound and stuntless glide and bloom like soft budding emotions that can fly us to the nest beyond the horizon. Be it a search for ever.

ROCK PEBBLES is a peer - reviewed Indian Journal of Language, Literature and Literary Criticism. It is published monthly since 1987 from JAJPUR TOWN, Odisha (India). Its editorial office is located at NARANPUR, Post Office - KODANDAPUR, Via - DEVIDWAR - 755007, Dist. JAJPUR, Odisha, India.

ROCK PEBBLES is registered with the Registrar of Newspapers for India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India, New Delhi vide Regd No 48173 / 1989. The National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources under the CSIR, New Delhi has allotted ISSN to ROCK PEBBLES in 2009 vide No - 0975 - 0509. The University Grants Commission, New Delhi has accepted ROCK PEBBLES as a standard research journal and included it in the UGC CARE list vide Sl. No 168.

ROCK PEBBLES journal is very much resourceful to Scholars and Researchers of Language and Literature in colleges and universities. All most all the major Indian Universities and leading colleges subscribe ROCK PEBBLES journal to their libraries. The present circulation figure is as mentioned below :- Annual Subscription (Individual) - 1450 (institution) - 1250 Life Subscription ( individual) - 1100 ( institution) - 1200 (Life subscription is for 12 years)

Subhadarshini Tariff :- Annual subscription = Rs 1000 Life subscription = Rs 10000 Mode of payment :- Subscription fees are to be deposited in the SB accounts of ROCK PEBBLES maintained in the following banks :- CANARA BANK, RAMBAGH Branch, IFSC - CNRB 0001676, Ac. No - 1676101011729 BANK OF INDIA, JAJPUR TOWN Branch, IFSC - BKID 0005120, Ac. No 512010110000396 INDIAN BANK, ANKULA Branch, IFSC - IDIB 000 A 080, Ac. No 6008953666 INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK JAJPUR TOWN Branch, IFSC IOBA 0002629, Ac. No 262901000000067

Our objective is to promote research in language and literature, to inspire the youth towards creative writings and present Indian Regional Literature, through transcreation, before the World Readers. We organise seminars, workshops and poetry recitation programmes in every quarter. We also felicitate poets for their contribution to literature in regional, national and international level.

Reader's Views :-

Rock Pebbles Family...

Rtn. Udayanath Majhi, D. Lit - Chief Editor

Dr. R. Sheela Banu, Govt Arts College, Salem, Tamil Nadu
Sri Gobinda Sahoo, S M Degree College, Dharmagarh, Odisha
Dr. Chitta Ranjan Bhoi, KISS Deemed University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Debata, Banki College, Dist Cuttack, Odisha
Dr. Bikram Kumar Mahapatra, Sujanpur College, Dist JAJPUR, Odisha
Dr Namita Laxmi Jagaddeb, Mahima Degree College, Jharsuguda, Odisha
Dr R. C. Sheila Royappa, Seetalakhmi Aich College, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu
Dr. Sobha Sharma, Govt College, Gangtok, Sikkim
Mrs. Namita Sutar, JAJPUR TOWN, Odisha

Prof. Bishnu Charan Dash, Assam Central University, Diphu Campus, Diphu, Assam
Prof Hitesh D. Raviya, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat
Prof K. Muthuraman, Annamalai University, Tamilnadu
Prof Kalpana Purohit, J. N. V. University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Prof Prasanna Sree, Andhra University
Prof Mukta Mahajan, North Maharastra University, Jalgaon, M H
Prof S. Chelliah, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamilnadu
Prof Pradip Kumar Patra, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, Assam
Prof Nigamananda Das, Nagaland University, Kohima, NL
Dr Rajesh V. Basiya, KSKV Kachchh University, Gujarat
Dr Vandana Rajoriya, Dr H S Gour University, Sagar, M P
Dr Krushna Chandra Mishra, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
Dr Bhagyashree Varma, University of Mumbai, Maharashtra
Prof Mallikarjun Patil, Karnataka University, Dharwad, Karnataka
Prof Aparajita Hazra, SKB University, Purulia, W B
Dr Prasenjit Panda, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, C G
Prof Amar Singh, Govt P G College, Chhindwara, M P
Dr Khem Raj Sharma, The Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharmshala
Dr Kusha Chandra Pradhan, V N College, Jajpur Road, Odisha
Dr S R Moosavinia, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran
Dr Keshab Sigdel, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
Dr Sayeed Abubakar, Sirajganj Govt College, Bangladesh

Dr. K.K. Gandhi
Dr. Amiya Kumar Patra

Dr. Udayanath Majhi

Chief Sub-Editor
Sapan Kumar Jena

Biraja Bal

Managing Editor
Namita Sutar

Dr. Vijay Prakash Singh, Lucknow University
Dr. B.Y. Naik, Bangalore University
Dr. Bishnu Charan Dash, Assam University
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Patra, Guwahati University
Dr. M.L. Jadhav, Shivaji University, Kolhapur(MS)
Dr. (Ms.) Shamala M. Ratnakar, Karnataka University
Dr. Nigamananda Das, Nagaland University
Dr. M. Ibrahim Khalilulla, Kuvempu University