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Kancha Ilaiah

Kancha Ilaiah is an eminent scholar and the chairman of the department of Political Science at Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is a leading figure in the Bahujan Samaj movement. He has authored several books and publishes articles regularly in national newspapers and magazines. His book published in 1996, Why I am not a Hindu - A critique of Hindutva from a Dalit-Bahujan perspective became a bestseller. He has also authored God as Political Philosopher: Budha's challenge to Brahminism, A Hollow Shell, The State and Repressive Culture, Manatatwam (in Telugu), and Buffalo Nationalism: A Critique of Spiritual Fascism. Dr. Ilaiah, in his efforts to internationalize Dalit issues, testified before a US Congress subcommittee against the practice of untouchability and urged the US Government to work with the Indian government to end it.


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