A poet, journalist, critic, editor, a screenplay writer and a human activist, Girdhar Rathi is also a master translator of works in different Indian languages into English. In 2010, he won the Bihari Puraskar for his poetry collection, Anta ke Sanshaya. He has been the editor of the Sahitya Academys Hindi journal Samkaleen Bharatiya Sahitya (19922003) and Pratipaksh, managing editor of the international journal Alternatives (19781991), and editorial assistant for China Report and Janyug. His published works include books of poetry (Baahar Bheetar, Uninde kee Loree and Nimit), of criticism, a travelogue (Naye Cheen mein Das Din) and a co-edited publication (Survival: An Experience and An Experiment in Translating Modern Hindi Poetry) with another renowned poet, editor and translator, Daniel Weissbort. Rathi has also translated and edited Hungarian plays and poetry.