Professor Dr Paranjape is a famous Indian novelist and poet. He is hugely respected in the Indian academia. He was a professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University for 19 years before becoming the Director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, since August 2018. His much-celebrated collection of published works include 120 academic papers, a novel, several poems, short stories, and essays. He has also done book reviews and also writes as a columnist for various renowned publications.