Gourahari Das is an Indian writer and writes in Odia Language. He can be called a traveller. His journeys, both figurative and literal, have made a writer of him.Born in 1959 in a very remote Indian village Sandhagara near river Mantei Gourahari Das has come a long way. Real-life experiences acquired while growing up in an impoverished monastery sharpened his skills as a writer and endowed him with a sensibility laced with compassion and humour which gives his creative being its distinctive character. A front-liner among Indian authors writing in Odia, Gourahari is not only a fictionist, playwright, critic and poet but a Media-academician and a leading journalist.