AMITA RAY, a former associate professor in English is based in Kolkata. She is a translator, short story writer and poet. She has three volumes (one in collaboration) of translations of noted Bengali authors to her credit. She translated Abanindranath Tagore’s KHIRER PUTUL which has been widely acclaimed and inducted into the academic curriculum of a University. She has been engaged in several translation projects of academic institutions. Her collection of short stories titled TRAIL OF LOVE AND LONGINGS was published in 2021. Her creative outpourings in poems have been featured in esteemed anthologies, online/ print magazines and journals. UNTIL BIRDS SING is her debut collection of poems.