RATNAKAR MATKARI (born 1938) is a Marathi writer, a movie and play producer-director, and a self-taught artist. He worked as a columnist for newspapers and magazines in the 1970s. Matkari's works thus far include a number of plays, collections of one-act plays, books of his short stories, novels, and poems and plays for children. He has received twenty-one awards from different institutions including the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Parishad, the Maharashtra State Government, and the Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Vikrant Pande has translated twelve Marathi bestsellers into English. His translation of Girish Kuber's book Tatayan (The Tatas: How a Family Built a Business and a Nation) won the prestigious Gaja Capital Best Business Book award in 2019. His book on the history of State Bank of India The SBI Story: Two Centuries of Banking (2021) has been received well. He has translated and written original pieces for Storytel, an audio book company. Vikrant is a graduate of IIM Bangalore, and a full-time writer now.