Dr. Ashok K Choudhury, Ph. D., D. Litt. in Literature, an Independent lit-critic, is associated with India’s National Academy of Letters, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, for more than three decades. Literature Down the Ages: A Thematic Approach to Odia Literary History is brief but essentially complete survey of literary activities in Odia since its appearance. Itrecounts the development of Odia literature what it experienced from the Vedic to India's pre-independence era, and to the modern period. Very well documented how Odia was more or less followed well-established and well-known patterns, such as sensitivity to nature, involvement in romantic and mystical feelings, acceptance of nationalistic and patriotic sentiments, compassionate solidarity with the poor and downtrodden, and the expression of implicit horror at the transition of culture from rural to urban before Independence.