Lipipuspa Nayak

Lipipuspa Nayak

Biography

Lipipuspa Nayak is a critic of comparative Indian literature and translator. Educated in Utkal University, and English and Foreign Language University (formerly, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad), she has published eight books, including English translations of an 18th century prose classic (Four Tales for Amusement), a 16th century verse narrative in Oriya (Lakshmi Purana – A Paean to the Hindu Goddess of Prosperity), and a modern play (God-Demon, published by Sahitya Academi, New Delhi) and about twenty papers on Comparative Indian Literatures.

Lipipuspa has been awarded the Government of India National Culture Fellowship (2003-5), and short-listed for Fulbright Fellowship. She contributes freelance articles to the major English dailies like the Indian Express and the Pioneer.