Sankar is one of the top-selling Bengali writers of all times, with a literary career spanning over seventy years. His novel Chowringhee continues to be a bestseller sixty years after publication.
Arunava Sinha has translated over seventy books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction from Bengali to English and English to Bengali. His translations have been published in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the UK and the USA, and have won several awards in India, and been finalists for awards in the USA. He is the co-director of the Ashoka Centre for Translation, and an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Ashoka University.