Banaja Prakashini Samantaray, aged 19, is currently pursuing BSc in Zoology in Samanta Chandrasekhar (Autonomous) College, Puri, Odisha.
She is the co-founder of The BookPipers, a venture that aims at providing a reader base for authors who find it tough to make their work reach out. She is an occasional writer and a professional book critic, she reviews novels on her website, www.banajaprakashini.in. Her poetry has found its place in the upcoming theme based anthology to be traditionally published by Pustakmandi in May.
Being an ardent reader and die hard foodie, she believes that books and food are the key to happiness in this world.
"The Lady in Me" is her debut as a compiler.