Dilip Kumar, whose mother tongue is Gujarathi, is a well-known short story writer and editor in Tamil with several awards to his credit. He has published three short-story collections and a critical work on Late Mouni, a pioneer of Tamil short stories. He has also translated poems, short stories, and other texts from Hindi, Gujarathi, and English into Tamil. He has edited a volume of Contemporary Tamil Short Fiction (in English) published in 1999. More recently, he has completed editing a huge volume of Tamil short stories—entitled 100 Years of Tamil Short Stories—translated into English to be published by Westland Ltd. His stories have been translated into Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, English, French, Czech, and German. He has given talks on contemporary Tamil literature at the Universities of California and Chicago, and Yale, as well as at INALCO, France. He has also served as a jury member of the panel for the prestigious Crossword National Award for best translation and for the Sahithya Akademi translation awards. .