Born in 1961 in Kolkata, a human rights activist, expert in international relations and history, poet, translator and journalist. She worked at the United Nations, was editor-in-chief of the Eastern Economist magazine, and was a board member of the International Renaissance Foundation. She chairs the East European Development Institute, which implements human rights projects. She is the author of the first ever translation of Ukrainian literature into Bengali. The year 2011 saw the publication of her anthology ‘Ukraine Alpona – Ukrainskyi Vizerunok’, containing works of 28 Ukrainian poets from ancient till modern times. In 2012, she published a translation of Lesya Ukrainka’s drama ‘Lisova Pisnya’ (Forest Song). Mridula Ghosh speaks many languages, is well versed in the art of Indian classical dance and theatre, is a choreographer and director. As one of the founders of the Tagore Center, she has launched many artistic projects. During May-July 2012, she devised and hosted a weekly live TV show ‘Pro Svit’ (About the World) on the TVi channel. She is a passionate advocate of intercultural dialog and diversity.