Dr. Rakhshanda Jalil is a writer, translator, and literary historian. Her Ph. D. on the Progressive Writers' Movement was published by Oxford University Press as Liking Progress, Loving Change. Other recent books include a biography of Urdu feminist writer Dr. Rashid Jahan, A Rebel and Her Cause (Women Unlimited and Oxford University Press, Karachi) and a translation of Intizar Husain's The Sea Lies Ahead (Harper Collins). She has written more than 20 books and 50 academic papers and contributes regularly to national and international newspapers. She runs Hindustani Awaaz, an organization devoted to Urdu literature and culture.