Dr. C. N. Ramachandran, M. A., LL.B. & Ph. D. has taught English language and literature in various universities in India and abroad. He retired as Professor Emeritus from Mangalore University. Primarily a critic-translator, he has published both in English (10 works) and Kannada (20 works). His works in English include: a study of British drama (Shifting Perspectives), collection of critical articles (For Reasons of Their Own), and monographs on Triveni and Shivarama Karanth. Some of his works in Kannada include Post-colonial discourse (Vasahatottara Chintane), comparative criticism (Taulanika Sahitya), a study of 25 oral epics (Hosa Madiya Mele Chaduranga), and culture criticism (Akhyana-Vyakhyana). He has translated ten works from Kannada to English.
His awards include besides the recent ‘ Central Sahitya Akademi Award’ for Akhyana- Vyakhyana (2014) Karnataka Rajyotsava Award (2007), Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award (2001), Katha-award for translation (1994), and K. K. Birla Fellowship (2005).