Tejaswini NiranjanaTejaswini Niranjana (born 26 July 1958) is an Indian professor, cultural theorist, translator and author. She is best known for her contribution to the fields of culture studies, gender studies, translation, and ethnomusicology (particularly relating to different forms of Indian music). She is the daughter of Kannada playwright and novelist Niranjana and writer Anupama Niranjana. Her partner is Indian author and cultural theorist, Ashish Rajadhyaksha.
In 2021, Tejaswini Niranjana was awarded the American Literary Translators Association Prize for Prose Fiction Translation for ''No Presents Please,'' a translation of author Jayant Kaikini's short stories centred around the city of Mumbai. In 2019, ''No Presents Please'' was awarded the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018, which Niranjana shared jointly with Jayant Kaikini.
She is the recipient of the 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong. Niranjana was also awarded the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award for Best Translation of 1994.
Niranjana is best known for her theory of ''the relationship between colonialism and translation,'' writings on feminism and the 'culture question' in India'','' and her practice-based research into music (specifically Caribbean music, Hindustani classical music, and India-China collaborations).
Niranjana has an M.A. in English and Aesthetics from the University of Bombay, an MPhil in Linguistics from the University of Pune, and a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Niranjana was the co-founder and a senior fellow at the [http://cscs.res.in/ Centre for Study of Culture and Society], Bangalore, where she was also Lead Researcher in the [http://heira.in/ HEIRA] Program. Currently, Niranjana serves as the Director, Centre for Inter-Asian Research; and as Dean of Online Programmes, Ahmedabad University. Provided by Wikipedia