The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thursday, November 18th to Sunday, November 21st 2021

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Chandra Bhan Prasad

Entrepreneur & Social Commentator, India

Chandra Bhan Prasad is a leading Dalit entrepreneur, thinker and social commentator.  He holds post-graduate degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.  He is a visiting scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania. His wrote a weekly column “Dalit Diary” for the The Sunday Pioneer newspaper for 15 years. He has been profiled by The New York Times and The Washington Post. His latest book, co-written with Professor Devesh Kapur and D. Shaam Babu is titled Defying the Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs. Prasad is also known for launching the idea of Dalit capitalism.

sessions

Cast Out Prejudice

  • 21st November
  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Dalits in music, business and the classroom. A panel discussion with Chandra Bhan Prasad, TM Krishna, Vijeta Kumar and Sreenivasan Jain as the chair.

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