K.M. Ajir Kutty
K.M. Ajir Kutty is a bilingual writer, translator, and poet in Malayalam and English. His translations in English have been published widely. He won the M.P. Kumaran Memorial Award for Translation in 2009 from the Kerala State Institute of Languages. Apart from translating into English several well-known Malayalam authors including Mahakavi Kumaran Asan and Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, he has taken the lead in introducing Kerala’s Mappila literature to the English-speaking people at large through his translations. Ajir was recently chosen for the Jibananda Das Award for Translation 2022 at a poetry translation competition jointly conducted by The Antonym Magazine and the Bhasha Samsad, Kolkata.