Dr (Mrs) Asha Rani Tripathi, MA (Sanskrit & Hindi), B.Ed., Ph.D. (Sanskrit, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi), was Head of the Department of Sanskrit & Hindi at Sankardev College, Shillong (affiliated to North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) for twenty-four years. She also taught Sanskrit at Gorakhpur University for two years as a UGC Postdoctoral Fellow, and Hindi at NEHU, Shillong for four years as a Guest Faculty.
She has published thirty research papers and has participated and chaired technical sessions at several national and international conferences held in India and abroad (Turin, Dartmouth, Kathmandu, Edinburgh and Houston). She has also published two books: Sanskrit ke Prateekatmaka Nataka (2003) and Khasi Folk Songs and Tales (in Hindi verses and prose) (2006).
Her current research interests are: Science in Rigveda, A Critical Study of Manu-Smriti; and Comparative Study of Indian and Western Aesthetics.