Sitanshu is a celebrated poet and playwright, critical theorist, editor, translator and academic. A recipient of several literary awards, including the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award (1987), Sitanshu has been invited to recite his poems at many national and international literary fora. A Fulbright Scholar and a Ford West European Fellowship recipient, Sitanshu is a double PhD in comparative literature and Indian poetics. He has been a professor and chair of Gujarati at the MS University, Baroda and Vice Chancellor, Saurashtra University and has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne University in Paris and Pennsylvania University. He has presently been elected President of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad, prime literary institution of Gujarat.