A collection of fifty poems of Leena Manimekalai, in Malayalam translation, was brought out by the foremost publisher in Kerala, DC Books, in September, 2014, titled Koothachikalude Rani ( കൂത്തച്ചികളുടെ റാണി). Bhaskaran Bara, well known illustrator/painter in Kerala did the cover for Koothachikalude Rani. N. Ravi Shanker did the translations for കൂത്തച്ചികളുടെ റാണി. He is a poet in his own right in English having brought out a collection ‘Architecture of Flesh’ in 2015. He is also known for his translation of the Tamil dalit writer Bama’s short stories in English, published as ‘Harum ScarumSaar and Other Stories’ by Women Unlimited, New Delhi. His translations from Tamil also appear in Oxford University Press’s Anthology of Tamil Dalit literature and Penguin’s Anthology of South Indian Dalit literature.