Jatindra Kumar NayakJatindra Kumar Nayak is a translator, literary critic, columnist, editor and educationist from Orissa. He has translated several works of Oriya literature into English, including Yantrarudha, an Odiya language novel by Chandrasekhar Rath, as ‘Astride the Wheel’ which won the Hutch Crossword Book Award 2004 for Indian Language Fiction Translation. Earlier, he won the prestigious Katha Translation Award for his English rendering of Tarun Kanti Mishra’s short story as ‘The Descent’. He has also translated Atma Jibana Charita, the autobiography of Fakir Mohan, as ‘Story of My Life’. He has founded an organisation at Bhubaneswar called ‘Rupantar’, which is devoted to the cause of transla