About Dr. Gayatribala Panda

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.

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Early life

Born on 17th April 1977 in village Sadeipur of District Cuttack (Present District Jagtsinghpur) in Odisha(INDIA)

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Published Books

She has to her credit nine collections of poetry (two of which translated into Hindi), three novels and a collection of short story.

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Awards and Honours

She was awarded first Kendra Sahitya Akademi “ Yuva Puraskar” in Odia for her poetry collection “GAAN”(The Village) in 2011.

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About her Poems

The anguish of a woman, social injustices and inequalities are the most dominant theme of her poetry.

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Career

She started Journalism as the career and joined in leading Odia Newspaper ‘Sambad’.

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Participation

As a poet she has been invited to literary conferences and festivals in various parts of India.