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Suraj Yengde

W.E.B DuBois Fellow at Harvard University

Dr. Suraj Yengde is completing his doctorate at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford. He is the author of the bestseller, Caste Matters (2019) and a co-editor of the award-winning anthology, The Radical in Ambedkar: Critical Reflections (2018). Caste Matters was listed as the “Best Non-fiction Book of the Decade” by The Hindu. The book’s Malayalam translation won the Kerala state award for translation. The book has been translated into Tamil, Marathi, and Malayalam, with four more translations in progress.

He has written over hundred and fifty articles in academic and non-academic journals. His articles have appeared in Public Culture, Ethnic & Racial Studies, Diaspora Studies, History of the Present, Caravan, Seminar, Economic & Political Weekly, among others.

He is a columnist at the Indian Express, running the only caste-centric column anywhere in the world.

He is currently working on two manuscripts. The first, Caste: A New History of the World, is under contract with Allen Lane and the second, a doctoral dissertation tracing the intellectual history of race and caste.

Dr. Yengde is a founder and curator of the Dalit Film Festival, and co-founder of Equity in Policy Education initiative started at Harvard.