d. shyam babu is a se nior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, in New
Delhi. In collaboration with Devesh Kapur and Chandra Bhan Prasad, he has
completed a study of the phenomenon of Dalit entrepreneurs. He is a coau-
thor of Defying the Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs (2014).
laura brueck is an associate professor of Hindi lit er a ture and South Asian
studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of Writing Re sis tance:
The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Lit erature (2014). She has also pub-
lished Unclaimed Terrain (2013), a collection of translations of short stories
by the Delhi- based author Ajay Navaria.
sambaiah gundimeda is an assistant professor in the School of Policy and
Governance at Azim Premji University, in Bengaluru, India. He is currently
a fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, in New Delhi, and
working on his second book, tentatively titled “Dalits and the Public Sphere
in Contemporary India.” His first book, Dalit Politics in Contemporary India,
is forthcoming.
gopal guru is a professor in the Center for Po litical Studies, Jawaharlal
Nehru University, New Delhi. A nationally recognized public intellectual of
India, he is the author of a number of books and scores of articles on con-
temporary Indian politics and po litical thought. Most recently he has co-
authored, with Sundar Surrakai, The Cracked Mirror: An Indian Debate on
Experience and Theory (2012).
raj kumar hans is a professor of history at the Maharaja Sayajirao Univer-
sity, in Baroda, India. His book, History of Punjabi Dalit Lit er a ture, is forth-
coming. He is also the author of an essay in Devotion and Dissent in Indian
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