Ramachandra Sharma (Translator)
Ramachandra Sharma, poet, dramatist, writer of short stories and translator, is one of the pioneers of the modernist movement in Kannada poetry and has played a significant role in the making of the Navya fiction. Besides the substantial contribution he has made to Kannada poetry, he has translated a hundred English poems of this century into Kannada, Ee Shathamanada Nooru English Kavitegulu, a novel by Masti, Chikaveera Rajandra and a collection of thirteen short stories The Boy Who Talked to the Trees by Yashwant Chittal with Padma Ramachandra. An educational psychologist by profession, Dr. Sharma worked as a consultant with UNESCO till his retirement. He has received several awards including the Kannada Sahitya Akademi Award, the Central Sahitya Akademi Award, the Rjyotsava Award and the Katha Award for Translation.
Padma Ramachandra (Translator)
Padma Ramachandra is a teacher by profession, with a Masters in English Literature, and has taught in Ethiopia, England, Zambia, Malawi and India. She is the recipient of the Katha Award for Translation and has also received the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award for her translation of Tejaswi's Carverlho. She has collaborated with Ramachandra Sharma in translating a number of works from Kannada into English, including Masti's Chikaveera Rajendra and Kuvempuâ€™s The House of Kanooru.
Keerti Ramachandra (Editor)
Keerti Ramachandra is a fiction editor, multilingual translator and teacher. With a Masters in literature and an M Phil inj linguistics she has been teaching in schools and colleges in India and abroad. She is currently teaching a course in Creative Non-Fiction and Structures in English at Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai. She can translate from Kannada, Marathi and Hindi and has been actively associated with Katha as a fiction editor. Her interests include art history and art appreciation, Hindustani classical music, dance, handicrafts and folk art. Besides Hindi, Marathi and Kannada, she is fluent in Konkani and Tamil and has a working knowledge of Gujarati and Bangla.