Nirupama Dutt is a poet, journalist, and translator with over four decades of experience. Her works include the The Ballad of Bant Singh, a biography of Punjab’s Dalit icon; Pluto, a translation of Gulzar’s poems, The Poet of the Revolution, a translation of the memoirs and poems of Lal Singh Dil. She has received the Punjabi Akademi Award for her anthology of poems Ik Nadi Sanwali Jahi. Her poetry anthologies have been published in Hindi (Buri Auraton Ki Fehrist Se) and English (The Black Woman). Presently, she consults with the Hindustan Times in Chandigarh.