Aruna Chakravarti is a well known academic, creative writer and translator. Her first novel The Inheritors was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and her third, Jorasanko, received critical acclaim and also became a best seller. Her seven translated works include an anthology of songs from Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitabitaan, Saratchandra Chattopadhyay’s Srikanta and Sunil Gangopadhyay’s Those days, First Light and Primal Woman: Stories. She also has two academic works to her credit. Her latest novel Daughters of Jorasanko is a sequel to Jorasanko. Among the various awards she has received are the Vaitalik Award, Sahitya Akademi Award and the Sarat Puraskar.