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 3 short story collections, a critical work on Late Mouni, a pioneer of Tamil short stories. He has also translated poems, short stories, etc, 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 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 Universities of California, Chicago and Yale, as well as INALCO in France. He has also served as a jury member of the panel for the prestigious Crossword National Award for best translation and for Sahitya Akademi translation awards.