Snehaprava Das, born in 1955, has translated “Padmamali” by Umesh Chandra Sarkar, the first novel in Odiya, into English. Her other works of translation include ‘The World Within’, the English translation of Odiya novel “Mane Mane “ by Baishnaba Charan Das and “Bibasini, A Historical Romance” by Ramsankar Ray. Several stories of prominent story writers in Odiya translated into English by her have been published in The Orissa Review, Indian Literature, The Little Magazine, Rock Pebbles, Celebrating Creativity (Hyderabad 2011, Devi Plus and other literary journals and magazines.
Her translations from English to Oriya, which include poems of Mary Brook, Elizabeth Jennings, P.B. Shelly and Stories by Saki and Oscar Wilde, are published in Prativeshi, Anupam Bharat, Kahani, and other magazines. She is also a poet – she has written a number of poems dealing with a broad spectrum of subjects ranging from social issues and human values to personal sentiments.