Pratibha Ray perhaps one of the most prolific Odia women writers. She has immensely enriched the modern Odia literature by her pioneering short stories and odia novels. Her works not only depict the urbane milieu of Odisha culture but also delve deeply into the life of tribal communities. She has successfully woven the different aspects of tribal life in her novels like Bhagavamra desha. She wrote for a social order, based on equality without class, caste, religion or sex discriminations which are so common in Indian states. She was formerly a professor in Education and former member of Odisha Public Service Commission. She is one of the leading fiction writers in India. She has several novels, travelogues, short story, poetry and essay collections to her credit. She is the recipient of the Jnanpith Award for her contribution to Indian literature, the Moorti Devi Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Padma Shri Award given by the Government of India. Her major works are Punyatoya (1979), Nilatrushna (1981), Silapadma (1983), Yagnaseni (1985), Uttaramarga (1988), Mahamoha (1997) (all novels), Pruthaka iswara (1991), Bhagabam ra desha (1991), Mokshya (1996) (all short stories). Apart from her literary works she has also written primers on education and translated Hindi works into English. Pratibha Ray’s 22nd novel Prapteshu Pruthibi released on 8th September 2019 at the convention Hall of Police Bhawan ,Bhubaneswar. Dr. Pratibha Ray is an eminent fiction writer in contemporary India. “Prapteshu Pruthibi”, her new novel, explores the psycho-social factors of religious terrorism, in the violent by-lanes of the world, in the most unusual way. It is a post-modern novel about religious and ideological factionalism and the search for global peace, a sequel to her widely acclaimed novel “Seshe Ishwara”. The scourge of terrorism spreads the world over, immutable and ever increasing. Innocent lives are snuffed out in wars of religious bigotry and fundamentalism. Wading across the Hindu, Muslim and Christian worlds unfolds the story of Masak Nomad’s search for God.