Sadasiba Pradhan, (born: 16 May 1955), holding Ph.D (Sambalpur), has had professional training in archaeology: both at the Institute of Archaeology, ASI (Archaeologieal Survey of India), New Delhi, and at the Institute of Archaeology, U.C.L., London. A brilliant scholar with varied academic interests that are reflected in the Ph.D/M.Phil dissertations he has guided, Dr. Pradhan himself has been the recipient of the Senior Research Fellowship of the American Institute of Indian Studies, Varanasi (1987). And has also, on a UGC-sponsored research project, surveyed and documented prehistoric Rock Art in Orissa.
Currently, Dr. Pradhan is Reader in Post Graduate Department of History, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, Orissa, and working on Eastern India’s Rock Art and Archaeology. His published work comprises over half-a-dozen books and many more papers.