Early Life

Dr. Itirani Samanta, an eminent writer, journalist, editor and national award winning film producer occupies a very signficant position in contemporary Odisha. Writing is her first love. In fact, from early childhood, she started cuddling up emotions and scribbled down her feelings on a regular basis. That in later stage culminated into stories, novels, poems, dramas, features, articles of social relevance, women empowerment & gender related issues. She has been continuously writing her editorials in ‘The Kadambini’, the most popular family magazine in Odisha on women related issues, women empowerment and current social problems since two decade.

She rediscovered various facets of characters portrayed in the great epics of ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Mahabharat’. She flourished as a writer, braving many distractions that came in her life. Her first book ‘Tathaapi’ is a collection of short stories came out in the year 2001. Since then, she never looked back. In a literary career of more than twenty five years she has produced 20 books to her credit. Her books have received rave reviews and have been appreciated by readers as well.

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