Catherine Thankamma is a retired Associate Professor of English. She has translated the works of Tribal and the Dalit writers from Malayalam into English. Her translation of Narayan’s Kocharethi (2011), the first novel by the first tribal novelist of South India, won the 2012 Crossword Award. She has also translated Paul Chirakkarode’s masterpiece Pulayathara (2019), the first Dalit novel and one of the founding texts of the Dalit Christian movement in Kerala. She is currently working on her own short stories.