Bijay Kumar Das (1952-), PhD.,DLitt., is a contributor to The Encyclopaedia of World Literature in the 20th Century (New York). He has published a number of reference books which include Perspectives on the Poetry of A.K.Ramanujan (2013); Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (2010, 2012, 2014);Critical Essays on Post-Colonial Literature (2007,2012); The Poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra(2009); A Handbook of Translation Studies (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013); Form and Meaning in Mahesh Dattani’s Plays (2008); Post-Modern Indian English Literature (2006); Critical Essays on Poetry (2003); A Handbook of Communication Skills and Functional English (2002, 2006); Shiv K. Kumar as a Post-Colonial Poet (2001); A Reader’s Guide to Ten Twentieth Century Indian Poets (1999); Aspects of Commonwealth Literature (1995); The Horizon of NissimEzekiel’z Poetry (1995); Perspectives on Indian English Poetry Criticism (1998); and Modern Indian English Poetry (1992). He has edited five reference books: Revisiting W.B.Yeats’s World and Art (2016); Academic Lives of Fifteen Eminent Teachers of English (2014); New Readings in Indian English Literature (2011); Comparative Literature (2000); Perspective on the Poetry of R. Parthasarathy (1998) and Contemporary Indo-English Poetry (1992). He has also co-edited one reference book entitled Studies in Postcolonial Literature (2007) and several textbooks including Nineteenth Century English Poetry (OUP, 1992, 1998). He has successfully guided 25 PhD scholars and was the Chief Editor of The Indian Journal of English Studies for three years (2007-09). He is the Editor of The Critical Endeavour since 1995. Formerly a Reader in English at RavenshawCollege, Cuttack, Dr. Das is now a Professor of English at Burdwan University, Burdwan (West Bengal).