Dr. Gayatribala Panda (b.1977) is a well known Odia poet, fiction writer, editor, journalist and literary critic. Best known for her poetry, she was awarded the first Sahitya Akademi “ Yuva Puraskar” in Odia for her poetry collection “GAAN”(The Village) in 2011.
Born on 17th April 1977 in village Sadeipur of District Cuttack (Present District Jagtsinghpur) in Odisha(INDIA)
She has to her credit nine collections of poetry (two of which translated into Hindi), three novels and a collection of short story.
She was awarded first Kendra Sahitya Akademi “ Yuva Puraskar” in Odia for her poetry collection “GAAN”(The Village) in 2011.
The anguish of a woman, social injustices and inequalities are the most dominant theme of her poetry.
She started Journalism as the career and joined in leading Odia Newspaper ‘Sambad’.
As a poet she has been invited to literary conferences and festivals in various parts of India.
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