Editor and Introducer of the book Rakhshanda Jalil is a writer, critic and literary historian. She has edited three collections of short stories and eight works of translation. Her PhD on the ‘Progressive Writers’ Movement as Reflected in Urdu Literature’ was published as Liking Progress, Loving Change. Her recent books include a biography of Urdu feminist writer Dr Rashid Jahan and a translation of the short stories of Intizar Husain. Her collection of essays on the little-known monuments of Delhi called Invisible City continues to be a bestseller. She runs an organisation called Hindustani Awaaz, devoted to the popularisation of Hindi-Urdu literature and culture.