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Babli Moitra Saraf Principal, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi

Babli Moitra Saraf is the Principal of Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and heads the department of Multimedia and Mass Communication. She received her MPhil degree in English and PhD in Sociology. She is fluent in several Indian and foreign languages and is a published translator. La Preda e altri Racconti (Einaudi 2004) and La Cattura (Theoria 1996) are Italian translations of the Bengali activist–novelist Mahasweta Devi’s works in collaboration with Maria Federica Oddera. Her work Rajouri Remembered (2007), is a translation of oral history and documents from Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi, recounting the effects of the Partition of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. She has published in the field of Translating and Interpreting Studies. She is on the editorial board of Translation: A Transdisciplinary Journal, and of Saar Sansaar, dedicated to Hindi translations directly from foreign languages.

Moitra Saraf has been a scholar under the Indo-Italian Cultural Exchange Program, Visiting Scholar under the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrator Program, a Research Associate and Visiting Faculty at the NIDA School of Translation Studies. She received the Distinguished Teacher Award of the University of Delhi, the Amity Women Achiever in Education Award, the 27th Dr S. Radhakrishnan Memorial National Award for Teachers and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, for Lifelong Pursuit of Excellence.