Dr. Pritidhara Samal (Born on 5th Sept 1973) is an Eminent voice in Odia Literature. Has been writing Poetry, short stories and essays on literature since more than 25 years. She is working as a lecturer in Odia dept. in Govt. Women’s College, Koraput. She is the First Indian writer to be published under “Nabodoya” Scheme of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. She has four Poetry Collections and one research book to her credit and has received more than 50 state level awards including state youth Award from Govt. of Odisha.