Dr Rati Saxena – is an eminent Hindi poet, translator and Sanskrit scholar. She has authored three collections of poems in and one each in English and Malayalam (in translation). Besides, she has written several research articles on Vedic literature and Indology and published critical studies. Her poems are translated in different languages like Malayalam, Punjabi, Konkani and Tamil etc. Rati Saxena has translated 9 books from Malayalam to Hindi. She has written a book on famous poet of Malayalam -Balamaniyamma. Among the several awards she has received, the most coveted is the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation in 2000. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Indira Gandhi National Culture and Arts Fellowship.