Dr. C N Ramachandran is an award-winning Karnataka-born writer, translator and academician. His life’s work has primarily involved literary criticism and translation. He has over 30 books to his name in both English and Kannada. He has also published several translations, from Kannada to English, over the course of his career. From his various publications, it becomes to any reader that he is well-versed in the areas of comparative and cultural studies. He has also worked on contemporary Kannada literature including a study of Girish Karnad’s historical plays.