Bahujan scholars, take note: Ten more days to apply for ‘The Navayana Dalit History Fellowship 2021’!

On offer are two fellowships worth Rs 1 lakh each for work on a manuscript that tells an untold Dalit history. The submission guidelines say, ‘the ambit of dalit history is wide. We leave it to the applicants to surprise us with their interpretations of the term’

Navayana, the pioneering New Delhi-based publisher of books in English on Bahujan history, anthropology and and related themes, invites applications for the first The Navayana Dalit History Fellowship. The fellowship was formally announced on Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, 14 April with short online presentations by the jury members – Suraj Yengde, senior fellow at Harvard University and author of ‘Caste Matters’; Thomas Blom Hansen, professor of anthropology at Stanford University and author of ‘The Saffron Wave: Democracy and Hindu Nationalism in Modern India’; Yashica Dutt, journalist and author of ‘Coming out as a Dalit: A Memoir’; Divya Malhari, assistant professor of English at St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bengaluru, and writer of the widely read blog ‘Dat Lit Writer’; Aman Sethi, former editor of Huffpost India and author of ‘A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi’; Shailaja Paik, professor of history at University of Cincinnati and author of ‘Dalit Women’s Education in Modern India: Double Discrimination’; and S. Anand, publisher, Navayana. On offer are two fellowships of Rs 1 lakh each for work on a manuscript that tells an untold Dalit history. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2021. There is no age limit for applicants but early-career scholars will be given due preference.

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