Malashri Lal is Professor, Department of English, University of Delhi, and Joint Director of the University of Delhi, South Campus. She has earlier served as Director, Women's Studies and Development Centre, University of Delhi (2000-2006). Professor Lal is the recipient of several fellowships, including the Fulbright, the Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute, the British Council and the Rockefeller Foundation. She is a former Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla and has served on international juries for literary prizes such as The Commonwealth Writers Prize, London.nbsp; Professor Lal has authored The Law of the Threshold: Women Writers in Indian English (1995, reprinted in 2000), edited a collection of essays titled Feminist Spaces: Cultural Readings from Canada and India (1997), and co-authored Female Empowerment (1995) and Interpreting Homes in South Asian Literature (2007). Her recent co-edited publications include The Home and the World: A Window on Contemporary Indian Literature (2002), Women's Studies in India: Contours of Change (2002), and Signifying the Self: Women and Literature (2004). She is currently engaged with a research project titled "In Search of Sita" and a book on Women's Writing in Asia.