Arun Maheshwari is the Managing Director of Vani Prakashan and Chairman of Vani Foundation. He has showcased Hindi literature in more than 32 countries. He has been awarded with the Medal of Honour in Sweden and by the Ambassador of Norway to India for his contribution to the field of literature and Indo-Swedish and Indo-Norwegian literary translations. He has been awarded the Distinguished Publisher Award instituted by the Federation of Indian Publishers in 2008. As Chairman of Vani Foundation, he has institutionalised India’s first Vani Distinguished Translator Award to celebrate the unsung heroes of Indian translation fraternity and ‘Hindi Mahotsav’, the literature festival dedicated to Hindi language and literature.