Rathi Jaffer received her PhD in English Literature from the University of Glasgow, UK. Since 2006, she has directed The Indo-Korea Cultural and Information Centre. This all-India center promotes intercultural dialogue between India and South Korea by facilitating a range of programs that draw on the rich traditions of both countries. Previously she held leadership positions at the British Council in Chennai and an editorial position at British India Publications. Rathi has delivered papers on diverse topics in Colombo, Oxford, Manchester, Tokyo, Seoul and elsewhere. She is a trustee of Dakshina Chitra Museum, Adishakti Laboratory for Theater Art Research,and a member of the Council of Directors of the Kodaikanal International School.