Dr. Dinanath Pathy is a practicing painter, cultural historian and creative writer. He has published sixty books in English, German and Odia. Some of these have been written in collaboration with Dr. Eberhard Fischer. He has exhibited extensively in India and abroad. He is the recipient of the President of India Silver Plaque for Painting, Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship for Research and Orissa Sahitya Academy Award for creative writing. At present, he is the Director, Alice Boner Institute Varanasi and Chairman, Angarag, an international journal focusing on performing and visual arts.