Pragnya Patnaik

Pragnya Patnaik

Pragnya Patnaik is a critically acclaimed Indian author in English. Her poems and short stories have been widely received and have made her a popular name among contemporary readers. She is also a popular name in Sambalpuri literature, which is the language spoken mostly in the western part of Odisha. Pragnya also writes in Hindi and Odia. 

She is the author of the books "My Pen Speaks"(Poetry- 2001), "Love Is Not Lost"( Short Stories- 2016) and Ranga- Sambalpuri Kathani (Sambalpuri short stories -2018). She has also translated Robin Sharma's books "Daily Inspiration from the monk who sold his Ferrari" and "The Leader Who Had No Title", into Odia.

Formerly a software consultant, Pragnya quit her job to pursue her passion for writing. Currently, she edits a fortnightly Odia newspaper, Vaisakhi. She is also a women rights activist and besides other programs conducts breast cancer awareness programs for spreading awareness among women about the disease.


"Love is not just a fairy tale thing," says author Pragnya Patnaik

"a well-crafted and daring attempt" - asian age

Read the review of Pragnya's book "Love Is Not Lost" in the Asian Age -




"Let me go back to where I have come from, Into the realms of the unknown,
In the midst of this crowd, I feel lost..."