Pratibha Ray is an award winning academic and writer. Writing in Odia, she has several novels and short stories to her credit. She has more than 20 novels, 24 short story collections, 10 travelogues and 2 books of thought provoking Essays. Known for her novel Yajnaseni, Dr. Ray’s work have been translated into many Indian languages. She has received many prestigious awards for her writing notably Jnanpith, Moortidevi, Sahitya Akademi, Padmashri and Living Legend Awards.