M. Asaduddin M. Asaduddin is an author, critic and translator. His work has been recognized with the Sahitya Akademi Prize, and the Katha and A K Ramanujan awards for translation. Among the books he has published are The Penguin Book of Classic Urdu Stories, Lifting the Veil: Selected Writings of Ismat Chughtai, For Freedom?s Sake: Manto, Joseph Conrad: Between Culture and Colonialism, and (with Mushirul Hasan) Image and Representation: Stories of Muslim Lives in India. He is currently Professor, Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia.