Born in Bhagalpur, Rajesh Kumar is a versatile writer, equally at ease in English and Hindi. His first work was a collection of English verse, Incest and Other Poems. His short stories have come out in various national and global magazines. Escape and Other Stories is an anthology of his short stories. Besides, as a renowned translator he has translated several Hindi novels into English including The Jungle Within, Me, Borishailla and Lords of the Global Village. His research works are regularly published in internationally acclaimed journals. He also has a number of academic books to his credit. Recipient of State award for contribution to higher education, Kumar is a Professor of English and Dean, Students’ Welfare, in Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag, Jharkhand.