Dr Amith Kumar P. V. is a Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and India Studies at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India. He spent time as a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Portland State University, Oregon, USA, from August 2007 to June 2008, and DAAD Visiting Fellow at Technical University, Dresden, Germany from April 2015 to July 2015. He has published numerous research articles in various international journals mainly on Mikhail Bakhtin's dialogic principles, with a focus on their extension and appropriation in the context of 'Indian literatures'. His book titled Bakhtin and Translation Studies: Theoretical Extensions and Connotations  has received much critical acclaim among the scholars in the field of Translation Studies and Modern Literary Theories. He has presented papers at international conferences held in countries such as Denmark, Finland, Greece, the USA, the UK and Germany, and has delivered several key-note addresses at national conferences in India. His areas of research specialization include Bakhtin studies, comparative literary studies, translation studies and disability studies. He is currently the principal director of the Indian Council for Social Sciences Research [ICSSR]-sponsored special project on Disability Studies in India.