Dr. N.S.R. Ayengar, retired a professor of English from Berhampur University, Odisha, presently living in Chennai. He is a critic, and translator of international acclaim. His area of specialization is Modern British Theatre, and his doctoral dissertation is on John Osborne’s Major Plays. He has four books published to his credit: The Mystique of Anger, The Critic’s Eye, The Milk of Paradise (edited anthology of English Poetry) and the translation of Jayadeva’s Gitagovindam. He has thirty original papers published in the most prestigious national and international literary journals. He has visited and lectured in the Department of Oriental Studies, University of Rome, Rome, Italy. Apart from English literature, he has a scholarly interest in Sanskrit literature/ poetry and aesthetics which is evidenced by his latest book Srimad Bhagavadgita: A New Translation.