Yashodhara Ray Chaudhuri is a poet residing in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, and an established name in Bengali poetry. Publishing her works since 1993, she has seventeen collections of poetry to her credit from 1996 to 2019. She was awarded the Krittibas Puroskar in 1998 ( instituted by the Krittibas Patrika Krittibas) and was awarded the Bangla Akademy Puraskar in 2006. She has 7 collections of prose so far. She writes regularly for Bengali periodicals like Desh, Anandabazar Patrika, etc.
She is a member of the prestigious Indian Audit and Accounts Service. She is currently posted in Bhubaneswar, Odisha as the Principal Accountant General ( ERSA) Odisha. She is married to Trinanjan Chakrabarty, a noted teacher of the French Language and literature , also a translator and author.
Yashodhara also is a translator from original French language. She has translated Leonardo Da Vinci by Serge Bremley in 2008, and Combat de la Vie by Dr Luc Montaignier in 2012.