ParamitaParamita Satpathy Tripathy is an influential voice in Odia Literature. So far seven story collections, two novels and one novella in Odia have been published to her credit. Her works have been extensively translated to other Indian languages and books have been published in English, Hindi, Bengali and Marathi languages. Her recent novel in Odia ‘Abhipreta Kala’ (A Time Desired) which brought her much critical acclaim is based on the last part of freedom struggle in Odisha. Among many other awards and felicitations, Paramita received the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 2016 for her collection of novellas Prapti. She is presently working as Commissioner of Income Tax in New Delhi.