Madhu Singh

Madhu Singh is a professor in the Department of English and Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow. She has previously translated the scholar G.N. Devy’s work, A Nomad Called Thief, into Hindi as Ghumantu Hain Chor Nahin.

She is the translator of Ramchandra Singh’s memoir 13 Years: A Naxalite’s Prison Diary.


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  • […] Madhu Singh was riveted by Singh’s writing. She immediately located his whereabouts and sought permission to translate his work into English. They met at Lucknow’s India Coffee House several times to discuss her translation and clarify things she did not understand. Armed with this manuscript, between 2014 and 2016 Madhu Singh looked for publishers only to face repeated rejection: the political climate deterred many; others reckoned that the book would have had a market had it focused on the Emergency years and not been a memoir. […]

  • […] Madhu Singh was riveted by Singh’s writing. She immediately located his whereabouts and sought permission to translate his work into English. They met at Lucknow’s India Coffee House several times to discuss her translation and clarify things she did not understand. Armed with this manuscript, between 2014 and 2016 Madhu Singh looked for publishers only to face repeated rejection: the political climate deterred many; others reckoned that the book would have had a market had it focused on the Emergency years and not been a memoir. […]

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