Having worked for the Indian Express, Seminar as well as the editor of the book review journal Biblio followed by positions as the Managing Editor of Dorling-Kindersley and Chief Editor of Roli Books and the Publications Division of the India International Centre, Ira Pande has established herself has a writer, translator and editor.
Her memoir of her mother, the famous Hindi writer Shivani, titled Diddi: My Mother’s Voice, was shortlisted for best non-fiction category of the Crossword-Vodaphone in 2006. It is one of her most accredited works. She has translated Manohar Shyam Joshi’s Hindi novella, T-ta Professor, which was awarded both the Crossword-Vodaphone award and the Sahitya Akademi award for the best translated work into English for 2010. She has also translated Prabha Kaitan’s autobiography, Anya se Ananya, from Hindi to English as A Life Apart. She is a prominent name in India especially among women writers.