Sarojini Sahoo (born 1956) is an Indian feminist writer who has won the Orissa Sahitya Academy Award (1993), the Jhankar Award (1992), the Bhubaneswar Book Fair Award, and the Prajatantra Award.
Born in the small town of Dhenkanal in Orissa (India), Sarojini earned her MA and PhD degrees in Oriya Literature and a Bachelor of Law from Utkal University. She now teaches at a degree college in Belpahar, Jharsuguda, Orissa.
She has published ten anthologies of short stories.
Her English anthologies of short stories are :
* Sarojini Sahoo Short Stories (2006) (ISBN 81-89040-26-X )
* Waiting for Manna (2008)(ISBN : 978-81-906956-0-2)
Her other Oriya anthologies of short stories are:
* Sukhara Muhanmuhin (1981)
* NijaGahirareNije (1989)
* Amrutara Pratikshare (1992)
* Chowkath (1994)
* Tarali Jauthiba Durga (1995)
* Deshantari (1999)
* Dukha Apramita (2006)
* Srujani Sarojini (2008)
She won the Orissa Sahitya Akademi Award and Bhubaneswar Book Fair Award for her collection of short stories titled, Amrutara Pratikshare.
She has published eight novels in Oriya .
* Upanibesh (1998)
* Pratibandi (1999)
* Swapna Khojali Mane (2000)
* Mahajatra (2001)
* Gambhiri Ghara (2005)
* Bishad Ishwari (2006)
* Pakshibasa (2007)
* Asamajik (2008)
Her novel Gambhiri Ghara proved to be a bestseller in Oriya literature. Her novels have gained a reputation for their feminist outlook and sexual frankness and has been translated into English and published from India under the title ,The Dark Abode (2008) ( ISBN : 978-81-906956-2-6 ) and published from Bangladesh in Bengali as Mithya Gerosthali. ( 2007 ) (ISBN No :984 404 287-9 ).Another novel Pakhibas has been translated in to Bengali and published from Bangladesh under the same title (ISBN : 984-70114-0089-1 )in 2009.
* Orissa Sahitya Academy Award, 1993
* Jhankar Award, 1992
* Bhubaneswar Book Fair Award, 1993
* Prajatantra Award, 1981,1993
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