ASADUDDIN, author, translator and critic, is currently Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Rutgers University. He writes on postcolonial Indian literatures, minority culture and multilingualism, and translates Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and English. His latest work related to Urdu is The Penguin Book of Classic Urdu Stories. He is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Prize, the Katha Award and the Dr. A.K. Ramanujan Award for translation.