Malashri Lal recently retired from her academic and administrative positions at the University of Delhi’s English department. She is a member for the English Advisory Board of the Sahitya Akademi and Bharatiya Jnanpith’s advisory committee. Her specialization is in literature, women and gender studies. Her books include In Search of Sita: Revisiting Mythology, Tagore and the Feminine: A Journey Through Translations, and Finding Radha: The Quest for Love. Lal has been a Senior Consultant to the Ministry of Culture, UGC nominee on Committees and a member of international book award juries.