Anju Makhija is a poet, playwright and translator. She has written three poetry collections; co-translated Seeking the Beloved (2005), the mystical verse of Shah Abdul Latif; co-edited three anthologies related to partition, women and young readers. Her plays have been staged in India and abroad. Her awards include the Sahitya Akademi English Translation Prize (2011). She has been on the English Advisory Board of the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, for five years. Her book of collected plays, Mumbai Traps, will be published shortly.