Abhijit Mukherjee, a professor and former Head of the Electrical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, has also been teaching Japanese for the last 19 years at the School of Languages of that University. Outside teaching, research and other administrative responsibilities, Prof. Mukherjee regularly writes articles on topics related to World Literature and also translates from English and Japanese Literature. For this, recently the Govt. of West Bengal, India, has conferred the prestigious Leela Roy award upon him. His translation of ‘Umibe no Kafka’ into Bengali has been the first ever authorized translation of Murakami Haruki in any South Asian Language.