Pritish Acharya is professor of history at the ncert. Presently posted in regional Institute of education, Bhubaneswar. He writes short stories ; is an essayist and columnist in odia. His short story collections include pausa pahile jai, ATMALIPI, patri Anweshana and gopana chithi. Nbt, publication division, odisha culture department and sage publications and orient Black Swan have published his works. As an academic he has taught in Rajiv Gandhi university Itanagar and national defense academy KHADAGVASLA.