Anand Teltumbde is a civil rights activist and a scholar. Among his many books are Dalits: Past, Present and Future, Mahad: The Making of the First Dalit Revolt and The Persistence of Caste: The Khairlanji Murders and India’s Hidden Apartheid.
He latest book published by Navayana on 14 April 2018 is Republic of Caste: Thinking Equality in the Time of Neoliberal Hindutva. On Babasaheb Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, 14 April 2020, he was arrested on ridiculous charges under the UAPA, a lawless law. To know more about Teltumbde: https://www.realanandteltumbde.org/
He was released on bail in November 2022.