Rukmini Bhaya Nair received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1982 and a second honoris causa degree in 2006 from the University of Antwerp for her work in the areas of linguistics, cognition, narrative and literary theory. She has been Visiting Professor at Stanford University and the University of Washington at Seattle as well as a Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at Cambridge. Currently, she is the Head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Linguistics and English at IIT Delhi. She contributes to all major national dailies and magazines, is on the editorial boards of several academic journals. Nair’s writings, both creative and critical, are taught on courses at universities such as Chicago, Delhi, the Open University, UK and Toronto; she has delivered invited lectures and done poetry readings at over twenty foreign universities and has been awarded for her poetry. She is currently working on a fourth volume of poems.