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Simona Sawhney teaches in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT-Delhi and has been a senior co-editor of the journal Cultural Critique (University of Minnesota Press) for about a decade. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine, and has previously taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the University of Minnesota. She is the author of The Modernity of Sanskrit. She has published articles on Bhagat Singh and the Hindi writer Abdul Bismillah. She is currently co-editing, with Kama Maclean, a collection of essays on Yashpal as well as writing a monograph on Bhagat Singh.