Sunita Jain is an Indian scholar, novelist, short-story writer and poet of English and Hindi literature. She is a former professor and the Head of the department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She has published over 60 books, in English and Hindi, besides translating many Jain writings into English. She is featured in the Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English and is a recipient of The Vreeland Award (1969) and the Marie Sandoz Prairie Schooner Fiction Award (1970 and 1971). The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2004. In 2015 she was awarded the Vyas Samman by the K.K. Birla foundation for outstanding literary work in Hindi.