Priya Sarukkai Chabria is a poet, writer and translator known for her experimental, intense work. Her translations include mystic poetry from classical Tamil, Andal The Autobiography of A Goddess with Ravi Shankar (Zubaan 2015, University of Chicago Press, 2016) of which TM Krishna proclaims, “…Chabria’s version … shimmers…,” and John Stratton Hawley calls “… a translator maven’s dream”. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize, her multi-genre non-fiction Bombay /Mumbai: Immersions with photographer Christoper Taylor (Niyogi Books, 2013) Ranjit Hoskote declares is “…captivating exploration of the public and the secret lives of one of the world’s largest megalopolitan hubs” while Sumana Roy writes “…Chabria, brilliant wordsmith and affectionate narrator, holds our hands… a rare reading and viewing pleasure.” Of her speculative fiction Generation 14 critics Sruthi Khanna and Sanjay Sipahimalani respectively write, it is “a work of great poetic power and beauty … creates imaginative space for compassion in the midst of all the grotesquery” and “The necessary questions the author raises … revolve around the meaning of a shared humanity and the necessity of plurality of expression…”. A revised version is forthcoming from Zubaan and the University of Chicago Press as is its French translation. Poetry publications include Not Springtime Yet (HarperCollins, 2009) and Dialogues and Other Poems (Indian Academy of Literature Golden Jubilee Publication, 2005) about which poets Dennis Nukse and George Szirtes respectively write “…her work is absolutely extraordinary…She has an amazing ability to handle historical and mythic material in ways that make them completely new” and “her poems are passionate, sensuous and intelligent, full of energy and enterprise.’ Sarukkai-Chabria edits the online journal Poetry at Sangam. Recipient of the Senior Fellowship for Outstanding Contribution to Literature from the Indian government, she has studied the Rasa Theory of Aesthetics and co-founded a film society called Friends of the Archive. Her work has been published by Adelphiana (Italy), Soundings (UK), South Asian Review (USA), Alphabet City (Canada), Caravan (India), Post Road (USA), India International Centre, The British Journal of Literary Translation , Southerly (Australia), Drunken Boat, Mascara, Pratilipi, Mediterranean, Out of Print, The Four Quarters Magazine, and the anthologies, Language for a New Century Contemporary Poetry from The Middle East, Asia and Beyond (2008, WW Norton & Co.),The Literary Review (2009,USA), The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry (2012, India ), Inner Line (2006, India) etc.