Dalit-Black Worlds: An Intellectual History of Race and Caste
Dr. Suraj Yengde is a DPhil candidate at the Faculty of History. He is the author of the bestseller, Caste Matters (2019) and a co-editor of the award-winning anthology with Dr. Anand Teltumbde, The Radical in Ambedkar: Critical Reflections (2018). Caste Matters was a bestseller and 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 three languages, with four more in progress.
He has written over a hundred articles in academic and non-academic journals. His articles have appeared in Ethnic & Racial Studies, Diaspora Studies, 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 History of the World, is under contract with Allen Lane and the second, Biography of Dr B R Ambedkar under contract with Juggernaut.
Dr. Yengde is a founder and curator of Dalit Film Festival and co-founder of Equity in Policy Education initiative started at Harvard.