N. Ravi Shanker lives and works in Palakkad, and regularly translates from Malayalam and Tamil into English. He is the translator of Mother Forest: The Unfinished Story of C.K. Janu (2004).
Alexandra Mikhailovna Kollontai (1872-1952) was a Russian revolutionary, writer, and diplomat. After the October Revolution, she was appointed People's Commissar for Social Welfare. Her diplomatic