J. Devika is a Malayali historian, social critic, and feminist from Kerala. She currently teaches and researches in Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum as an associate Professor and has authored several books, and articles on gender relations in early Kerala society. Devika has translated numerous books from Malayalam to English. Notable among them are the translation of Nalini Jameela's autobiography and the short stories of K R Meera and Sarah Joseph. She has also translated the well-acclaimed novel Malayalam novel 'Hangwoman' by K. R. Meera in 2014.