Dr Rati Saxena -  is an eminent Hindi poet, translator and Sanskrit scholar. She has authored three collections of poems in Hindi (Maya mahathagini, ajanmi kavita ki kokh se, sapane dekhata samudra) and one each in English and Malayalam (in translation). Besides, she has written several research articles on Vedic literature and Indology and published critical studies. Her poems are translated in different languages like Malayalam, Punjabi, KonkaNi and Tamil etc. Rati Saxena’ poetry represented in various journals of other part of world like –Verasal ( Amsterdam, Netherlands and printed in Prague), Edgar literary Magazine (Texas) and gumball poetry etc. Thus establishing a sound reputation as an academic critic. Rati Saxena has translated 9 books from Malayalam to Hindi. Translations of some of the most well known Malayalam poems and novels have earned her nation-wide respect and recognition. She has written a book on famous poet of Malayalam -Balamaniyamma. Among the several awards she has received, the most coveted is the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation in 2000. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Indira Gandhi National Culture and Arts Fellowship, which helped her complete this path-breaking work “A seed of mind-a fresh approach to Atharvavedic study".


Dr.Jayasree Ramakrishnan Nair - is a freelance editor and translator. Senior Associate Editor, Samyukta - A Journal of Women's Studies. At present working as Editor for www.india9.com, Oregon Technologies, Pravachambalam, Trivandrum. She has to her credit among other published translations, the translations of four plays of Shakespeare into Malayalam. Areas of interest are Translation Studies, Folklore Studies, Shakespeare Studies and Women's Studies.


B D Dattan - Former Art Editor in Department of Encyclopedia, Kerala

and former Executive Member of Kerala Lalit Kala Academi, Dattan has held many one-man exhibitions of his drawings and paintings during 1973 to 2003. His paintings are exhibited in National Museum, Modern Art gallery, Parliament House, Kendra Lalit Akademi, Sri Chitra Art gallery and Raj Bhavan, Kerala. He has drawn all the logos for Kritya. Kritya is grateful to him for his contribution.

Prabhakar - was an artist from Chattisgarh. His paintings have appeared as cover page for various journals in Hindi. He had made all the paintings appearing in Kritya.

Vijendra Vij - A young designer and an artist, Expert in Computer Animation. He has designed the header for Kritya.

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