Book documents social reformers in Dalit community


Featuring several inspiring stories – from ancient sages to 12 century Dalit icons – of individuals who have undergone mistreatment and social ostracism, the book seeks to enhance the imagination of India today and shape its perception of the Dalit community.

Published by Rekhta Books, ‘Deewaan-e-Ghalib: Sariir-e-Khaama’ was released Friday night here.
A new book gives readers insight into the lives and times of leading Dalit thinkers – then and now – who tirelessly fought the forces of division all their life and are today an inspiration, not only to the subaltern community, but to society at large.


Makers of Modern Dalit History, published by Penguin Random House India, is written by author Sudarshan Ramabadran and Guru Prakas h Paswan. It will arrive in the pits on 12 April. Based on original research on 12 historical and contemporary personalities such as Guru Ravidas, Valmiki, BR Ambedkar, Babu

Jagjivan Ram, Gurram Jashuva, KR Narayanan, Soyarabai and Rani Jhalkaribai among others, the book claims to be an important addition to Dalit discourse. Writing “Makers of Modern Dalit History” was a liberating experience. Dalit literature remains dynamic and evolving, the book is a humble addition to that. The history of India is incomplete without understanding their contributions, so it is an attempt to integrate their life, heritage and draw life lessons.

They remained committed to achieving a socially cohesive society. As a student of personalities, they became constant companions. I hope the book will be a companion for the reader, Ramabadran told PTI.


Featuring several inspiring stories – from ancient sages to Dalit icons of the 20th century – of individuals who have suffered mistreatment and social ostracism, the book seeks to enhance the imagination of India today and shape its perception of the Dalit community.

Not to praise but to recognize and acknowledge the contribution of these individuals to Indian society, the sole objective, according to the authors, writing this book is to make sure their stories don’t get lost in the oral storytelling. and that each reader is inspired by the path traveled by these men and women.


The history of the Dalits is full of examples of social justice. It was an exhilarating experience to write the book. Through “Makers of Modern Dalit History”, we aim to introduce readers to some key personalities, past and present, who have shaped Dalit thought.


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