Prof. Jatindra Kumar Nayak
Former Professor, Utkal University. Educated at Ravenshaw College and Merton College, Oxford.
Prof Nayak had a brilliant teaching career. His pre-eminence as a translator has been recognized worldwide.
His English translations of classic Odia novels have been published by the University of California Press, Oxford University Press and Penguin books.
He received the KATHA Translation Award and the Hutch-Crossword Book Award in 2004.
He was Visiting Professor at the Department of English Jadavpur University, and the department of English at, the University of Delhi.
A volume titled Critical Discourse in Odia, which he has co-edited will be published by Routledge in November this year.
He was a member of the Tagore Commemoration Committee, Department of Culture, Government of India and Member, Raja Ram Mohun Ray Library Foundation, Government of India in 2013-2016. At present, he is a member of, the English Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademi.
In November 2017, he visited Israel as a member of a delegation of Indian writers. He edits margASIA, a journal devoted to showcasing Asian literature and culture. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Sahitya, an online journal, brought out by the Comparative Literature Association of India.