Robin Singh Ngangom was born in Imphal, Manipur of North Eastern India. He is a bilingual poet who writes in English and Manipuri. He studied literature at St Edmund's College and the North Eastern Hill UniversityShillong, where he now teaches. His books of poetry include Words and the Silence (1988) published by Writers Workshop, Time's Crossroads (1994) and The Desire of Roots (2006). His essay include Poetry in A Time of Terror which appeared in The Other Side Of Terror: An Anthology Of Writings On Terrorism In South Asia, Oxford University Press, New Delhi (2009). He was conferred with Katha Award for Translation in 1999.