Harish Trivedi

The Many Crimes Of Professor Harish Trivedi

The title has plenty of gravitas: India and the World: Postcolonialism, Translation and Indian Literature -- Essays in Honour of Professor Harish Trivedi. The cover, though, is a cutesy pink with a timid looking greyish-blue globe graphic. Ruth Vanita, a formidable scholar and the editor of this book, has kept the packaging of this tribute to her teacher and former colleague simple. This simplicity is Prof Trivedi's foremost crime, turning even strangers into accomplices in no time.