Badri Narayan is a Social Historian and Cultural Anthropologist and currently Professor at the G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad. His wide ranging interests cover culture, memory and politics, contemporary histories, Ethnography of marginalized politics, social and anthropological history, Dalit and subaltern issues and Identity formation and the question of power. He has been a fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (1998-99), and Visiting Fellow at the International Institute of Asian Studies, University of Leiden, The Netherlands (2002) and HGIS Fellow at the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam (2001). He was a recipient of the Fulbright Senior Fellowship (September 2005-April 2006) and the Smuts Fellowship, University of Cambridge (February 2007 – October 2007). Besides having written a number of research articles both in English and Hindi in national and international Journals, he has authored Documenting Dissent: Contesting Fables, Contested Memories and Dalit Political Discourse (2001) and Multiple Marginalities: an Anthology of Identified Dalit Writings (2004). His recent publications include Women Heroes and Dalit Assertion in North India and Fascinating Hindutva: Saffron Politics and Dalit Mobilisation published by Sage Publications, New Delhi in the year 2006 and 2009 respectively.
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