An acclaimed creative writer, critic and translator, Dr. Rita Nath Keshari has over 1000 publications in a wide variety of journals and newspapers to her credit. She has published nine books encompassing local history, criticism, poetry, shorter fiction, fiction and translation. Her short stories have been included in the syllabi of English departments of Pondicherry University (Pondicherry), Central University of Tamil Nadu (Thiruvarur) and Bharatidasan Government College for Women (Pondicherry). Dr. Keshari, Head of the department of English at the Arignar Anna Government Arts College, Karaikal, did her Ph.D from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Her published works include The Transplanted Wife (a collection of short stories, 2005), Glimpses of Pondicherry (co-authored with P.Raja, 2005), The Post-colonial Encounter: India in the British Imagination (2006), Busy Bee Book of Contemporary Indian English Poetry (co-edited with P.Raja, 2007) and Anguish and After (a collection of poems, 2008).