Baran Farooqi is a translator and academician. She has translated extensively from Urdu into English. Farooqui`s translation of Khalid Jawed`s Paradise of Food won the Fifth JCB Prize for Literature in 2022. Her notable translation includes Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s selected poetry titled, The Colours of My Heart. She is also a scholar of Shakespearean drama, gender studies, and women’s literature.