Paramita’s  Mother  Prativa Satpathy  is  an eminent poet of  oriya literature.She  had been  recognized as one of the leading  poets  of the  country  and  had been  honoured  
With the Sahitya Akademi Award  , New Delhi. Here is a glimpse into  her life and  contribution to literature.

Name : Dr. (Mrs.) Pratibha Satpathy
Date of Birth : 18th January, 1945
Place Of Birth   Cuttack, Orissa

Occupation

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Professor & Member, S.S.B (Retired) Presently working on a project (MRP), awarded by U.G.C

Residence : B-3/2, Chandran Housing Complex, Kharavela Nagar, Unit-III Bhubaneswar, Orissa-751001
Phone-(0674) 2393123
Literary Pursuit :

Pratibha Satpathy is one of the leading poetesses of Orissa. She has been writing poetry in Oriya for more than forty years. Her poetry expresses deep human sensibility in lucid form while attempting to explore the mystery of human relationships and beyond.

She was editor of one of the leading Oriya magazine ‘Istahaar’ for 25 years. Now she is editor of another famous poetry magazine ‘Udbhasa’ which is published quarterly.

Pratibha is not only famous for writing Oriya poetry, but also known to be a great literary critic. She has also translated a number of famous English literatures of well known writers such as Perl S. Buck into Oriya language. Many of her books in Oriya have been translated into Hindi by herself.

She has won many literary acclaims for her superior writing standard. For her remarkable literary works, she has been invited to attain a number of national and international conferences and symposia at various point of her career.

List of Publications :
Her Poetry Collection in Oriya
1. Ama Kavita (1962)
2. Asta Janhara Elegy (1969)
3. Grasta Samaya (1974)
4. Sahada Sundari (1978)
5. Niyata Vasudha ( 1980, II edition 1987)
6. Nimishe Akshara (1985)
7. Mahamegha (1988)
8. Sabari (1991, II edition 2005)
9. Tanmaya Dhuli (1996, II edition 2003)
10. Adha Adha Nakshyatra (2001)
11. Kahi Na Hele (2006)
Her Poetry Collection in Hindi/English (translated from Oriya) & their Publishers
1. Samaya Nahin Hai (1994); Radhakrishna Prakashan, New Delhi.
2. Sabari (1996); Vani Prakashan, Daryaganj, New Delhi.
3. Adha Adha Nakshyatra (2001); Medha Book, Sahadara, New Delhi.
4. Tanmaya Dhuli (2004); Kendriya Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.
5. A Time of Rising (2003); Harananda Publications, New Delhi.
Her Literary Criticisms /Essays
1. Kalpanara Abhisekha (1982, II edition 1997).
2. Spandanara Bhurni (1994).
3. Pratiphalana (1995).
4. Post Modern Oriya Poetry & other Essays (1999, II edition 2006).
5. Bharata Matara Looha (2002).
6. Barnila Bhogapura (2004).
7. Biography of Smt. Sarala Devi, by NBT.
Her Translations
1. Arana Swapnara Rati (‘The Hidden Flower’ a novel by Pearl S. Buck), three editions.
2. Kritadas (‘The Slave’ a novel by Isaac B. Singer), two editions.
3. Kalhana Charita (Central Sahitya Academy Translation Scheme).
4. Nagara Manthan (Central Sahitya Academy Translation Scheme).
5. Subramanium Bharati (NBT, New Delhi Translation Scheme).
6. Sahasara Shikha (‘The Crane Fly Early’ a novel by Chinghiz Aitmatov).
7. Bhinna Deshira Muhan (Latvian poetry by Maris Caklais & Raison).
8. Memoirs (Shaishabara Samsan, 2008).
Awards & Honors :
1. Prajatantra Young Poet’s Award, 1962
2. Vishuba Award, Prajatantra Prachar Samiti, Orissa (1981)
3. Dharitri-Samajbadi Society Poetry Award (1985)
4. State Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry Collection ‘Nimishe Akshara’ (1986)
5. Sarala Award of IMFA Charitable Trust for Poetry Collection ‘Sabari (1992)
6. Critic Circle of India Award (1996)
7. N.N. Thirumalamba Award of Karnataka for Poetry Collection ‘Adha Adha Nakshyatra’
8. Kendriya Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry Collection ‘Tanmaya Dhuli’, 2001
9. R.G National Sadbhabana Award, 2003
10. S.B.I. Poetry Honor, 2005
11. SAIL Poetry Honor, 2005
12. J.K. Paper Mills Poetry Honor, Rayagada, 2005
13. Bhubaneswar Book Fair Award, 2007
14. Poetess Subhadra Kumari Chauhan Sahitya Samman by Rashtriya Hindi Akademi & Rupambara, Kolkata, 2007
15. Utkal Surya Samman by A.R.F, 2008.
16. Dr. (Mrs.) Satpathy has also has been felicitated by a number of literary organizations and magazines such as Sucharita, ‘Jivan Ranga’, Gokarnika, Swagatika & others.
Research Papers
Published in
NationalJournals/
Seminar
Proceedings
:
1. ‘Poetry Back to Roots: The Golden Virtues of Poetry’, Rastrabhasa Sandesh, Bharatiya Bhasa Parishad Journal, 1981.
2. ‘New Orchestra in Oriya Poetry’ Samakaleen Bharatiya Sahitya, Kendriya Sahitya Akademi (Quarterly), 1983.
3. ‘Indianness in Post Nineteen Sixty Oriya Literature’, Seminar Proceedings; RICHA Uttar Maharashtra University, 1996.
4. ‘Hamari Samaya: Asahamatiyan our Apekhayen’ (Our Time: Disagreement & Aspirations), ‘Ataeb’, journal of Uttar Pradesh Hindi Bhasa Sansthan, March, 1999.
5. ‘Trend of Modern Oriya Poetry’, ‘Prama’ Prama Prakashani, Calcutta, March, 1999.
6. ‘Humanistic Values in Poetry’, U.G.C. Silver Jubilee Celebration Conference Souvenir, 2003.
7. Research Works:
 
a. Teacher fellowship awarded by UGC in 1997 on the topic ‘Romanticism in Modern Oriya Poetry’.
b. Awarded by U.G.C in 2003 for her major research project on the topic ‘The Portrayal of the Reality of Women’s’ Existence in Oriya Poetry’.
National/
International
Conferences &
Seminars Attended
:
1. National Symposium of Poets, New Delhi (Jan,1971)
2. All India Women Writers Meet, Nainital (Oct,1975)
3. All India Poet Meet, Raniganj, West Bengal (Dec,1976)
4. Poetry Seminar Central Sahitya Akademi (March,1980)
5. Bharatiya Bhasa Parishad, Eastern Zone Meet, Calcutta (March, 1981)
6. Bilingual Literary Meet, Bangalore (April, 1985).
7. World Poetry Festival, Bhopal (Jan,1989)
8. Bilingual Literary Meet, New Delhi (Dec,1994)
9. All India Seminar at Jalgaon, Maharashtra (Aug, 1996)
10. Assam Sahitya Sabha (March, 1997)
11. Poets Meet, Regional Sahitya Akademi at Calcutta (Jan, 2001)
12. National Seminar on Women Writing, Delhi (Feb, 2001)
13. National Award Conference, Bangalore (Dec, 2001)
14. Central Sahitya Akademi Function, New Delhi (Feb, 2002)
15. O.S.A. Convention, New Jersey, U.S.A.( July, 2003)
16. U.G.C. Silver Jubilee Conference, Calcutta (Nov, 2003)
17. Sarba Bhasara Kavi Sammelan, N.B.T., New Delhi (Feb, 2004)
18. Literacy Conference, Central Sahitya Akademi, Kolkatta( May, 2004)
19. Bilingual Workshop, Oriya & Bengali Poetry (2006)
20. ‘ Kavisandhi’ organized by Regional Sahitya Akademi, Kolkatta (2006)
21. National Poetry Conference organized by J.K. Paper (2005)
22. Hindi Institute Award Programme (2007)
Member/Juror
of Various
Institutions
:
1. Elected Member, Orissa Sahitya Academy (two terms)
2. Member, National Book Trust, New Delhi (two terms)
3. Life Member, Utkal Sahitya Samaja, Cuttack
4. Life Member, Writers’ Cooperative, Bhubaneswar
5. Member, Sahrudaya Sabha, New Delhi
6. Member, IRRLF Selection Committee ( six times)
7. Member, UGC Panel of Oriya (four times)
8. Executive Member, U.G.C. Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee on Language & Literature (eastern zone)
9. Juror, Prof. Emiratus Award (U.G.C. New Delhi)
10. Juror (Poetry Award), Orissa Sahitya Academy (three terms)
11. Juror, Central Sahitya Academy Award, New Delhi
12. Juror, Bisuva Award, Prajatantra Prachara Samiti, Cuttack
13. Juror, G.M. National Award for Poetry, Sambalpur University, Orissa