Dr.Provakar Palaka teaches English in Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi. He has done all of his higher education, including Ph.D, from Center for English Studies (CES), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His areas of interest include: Dalit literature, Odia Dalit literature, Odia literature, Indian literature, Post-colonial literature, Cultural studies, Autobiography, Dalit Autobiography, etc. His book titled, Politics of Writing: A Study of Dalits in Odia Literature was published by Authorspress in 2015. He has several research articles published in reputed research journals. He has organized both national and International seminars on the issue of marginality. He has also participated and presented papers in various national and international seminars including presenting a paper in Oxford University in 2018.
Dr. Provakar Palaka is also a creative writer. Some of his creative writings have been accepted for an OUP (Oxford University Press) book project, titled Dalit Writings from Eastern Regions, which is under process.