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Daisy Rockwell

Daisy Rockwell is an artist, writer, and Hindi-Urdu translator living in the US. She has translated numerous classic literary works from Hindi and Urdu into English, including Bhisham Sahni’s Tamas and Khadija Mastur’s The Women’s Courtyard. Her translation of Geetanjali Shree’s Tomb of Sand was the winner of the 2022 International Booker Prize and the 2022 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. In 2020, she was the winner of MLA’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglioni Prize for Translation of a Literary Work for Krishna Sobti’s A Gujarat Here, a Gujarat There. In 2023 she was awarded the Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award. She has received several grants for her translations, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). She is currently the Translator in Residence at Princeton University and a Translation Fellow with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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