Nirupama Dutt is a Punjabi poet and journalist, and describes herself as ‘a translator of many seasons. She received the Punjabi Akademi, Delhi, award for her collection of Punjabi poems, Ik Nadi Sanwali Jahi. Her book of poems has also been published in Hindi with the title Buri Auraton ki Fehrist Se. She writes in English, Punjabi and occasionally in Hindi. Her recent works include the biography of Punjab’s Dalit icon, The Ballad of Bant Singh and her translation into English of Urdu poet Gulzar’s poetry anthology, Pluto. She has also translated the memoirs and poems of Punjab’s Dalit revolutionary writer, Lal Singh Dil. She lives and works in Chandigarh.