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Paramita Tripathy

paramitaParamita’s first short story was published in the renowned Odia Magazine the Jhankar in 1985 and thereafter she has been continuously writing. Six of her short-story collections, including Kurei Phula (2009) and Prapti (2012) have been published in Odia, besides a novel, Apathacharini, published in 2006. An anthology of short stories, Door Ke Pahad, translated into Hindi, was published by the Bhartiya Jnanpith, New Delhi in 2007. Paramita’s book in English translation, Intimate Pretence, is published by Rupa & Co while another book in English translation is currently being published.

Many of her stories are translated into other Indian languages such as Hindi, English, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi and Gujarati. Her stories have been published in prestigious national magazines such as Samkalin Bhartiya Sahitya, The Little Magazine, Muse India and Bhasha Bondhan.

Paramita has  represented Odia  literature at many literary  forums in India and abroad. She  has represented Odia literature at the International Book Fair in Beijing, China in the year 2010 as a delegate of Sahitya Akademi.

Paramita strongly advocates for communication among Indian languages. She believes that translation is the only medium through which writings of one language could reach  that of the  other. She believes that Indian publishing should encourage more publication of important works of Indian Languages, especially translation into Hindi and English.