उदय प्रकाश / Uday Prakash
Born in 1952, Uday Prakash is an independent writer and filmmaker (and formerly a translator, an editor, a journalist, an academician, and even a Government officer). His publications include Peeli Chhatri Wali Ladki, Raat mein Harmonium, Dariyai Ghoda, Paul Gomra ka Scooter, Aur Ant mein Prarthana, Suno Karigar, Tirichh, Ishwar ki Aankh, Areba Pareba, Mangosil, Ek Bhasha Hua Karti hai, Mohan Das. He is one of the most translated Hindi authors and his books have appeared in most Indian languages. His books in English translation are Short Shorts Long Shots, Rage Revelry and Romance, The Girl with the Golden Parasol.
He has been honoured with many awards that include the Bharat Bhusan Agrawal Puraskar, the Shrikant Verma Award, the Pahal Samman, the Sahityakaar Samman and the Muktibodh Samman.