G. S. Jayasree M.Phil, Ph.D.

G. S. Jayasree is Professor and Head of the Institute of English, University of Kerala. She is also the Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies of the University. Her research interests include the study of colonial modernity and the formation of cultural identities in the wake of nationalism, with particular reference to gender. The Oxford Anthology of Malayalam Literature that Jayasree jointly edited with P. P. Raveendran is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. She is the founder of Women’s Initiatives, a women’s studies collective, which publishes the bi-annual journal, Samyukta.

Sreedevi K. Nair

Sreedevi K. Nair works as Associate Professor of English in NSS College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Her doctoral and post doctoral research were in Translation Studies. She has translated extensively from Malayalam into English and vice-versa. She was awarded the Lalita Kala Akademy award for the Best Translator of an Art Book for her Malayalam translation of Ananda Coomaraswamy’s Introduction to Indian Art. Tales of Athiranippadam, her joint-translation with Dr. P. Radhika of Oru Desathinte Katha, won her the International Translation Grant from the International Center for Writing and Translation (ICWT), University of California, Irvine. She has translated Shakespeare, Bapsi Sidhwa, Sholom Aleichem and others into Malayalam and a host of Malayalam writers into English. She has received several Fellowships including three post-doctoral Fellowships.