Jhilam Chattaraj is an academic and poet based in Hyderabad, India. She has authored the books, Noise Cancellation, Corporate Fiction: Popular Culture and the New Writers and When Lovers Leave and Poetry Stays. Her works have been published at Colorado Review, World Literature Today, Room, Porridge, Not Very Quiet, Queen Mob’s Tea House, and Asian Cha among others. She received the CTI Excellence Award in “Literature and Soft Skills Development,” 2019 from the Council for Transforming India and the Department of Language and Culture, Government of Telangana, India.