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Manoranjan Byapari


Noted Dalit writer Manoranjan Byapari on his agenda of reforms as the newly elected TMC MLA from Balagarh

May 05, 2021 10:45 am

While he waits for the swearing-in ceremony, set to be held in small batches between May 5 and May 9 because of the ongoing pandemic, Byapari says he is a little overwhelmed by people’s faith in him.

Balagarh discovers TMC’s new election bet -- Dalit author Manoranjan Byapari

April 08, 2021 9:10 pm

For most of his life, Byapari has done a series of odd jobs, from a tea shop worker to a dom in cremation grounds, and is best known for putting into writing those experiences of poverty and discrimination that made him one of West Bengal’s most prominent Dalit authors.

After rickshaw-puller, writer, Byapari gears up for new role

March 06, 2021 12:25 pm

When the Naxalite movement took flame in Bengal in the late Sixties, he was drawn towards it, working at its fringe till disillusionment set in when he realised fallibilities of the leaders he had encountered.

Manoranjan Byapari to move from kitchen to library

August 28, 2020 1:48 am

Byapari’s journey to literary stardom is a story of relentless struggle against odds. Born to parents who moved to West Bengal in 1953 from Barisal in what was then East Pakistan, he grew up on the margins of cosmopolitan life.

The govt would always want me to have a dagger in my hand, not a pen: Manoranjan Byapari

January 12, 2020 12:10 am

Manoranjan Byapari, who was shortlisted for the DSC Prize, tells The Indian Express what the NRC means, and why he would rather go to jail than to a detention camp

JCB shortlist 2019 announced: Debut authors Roshan Ali, Madhuri Vijay make the cut

October 04, 2019 3:30 pm

The JCB Prize for Literature is presented each year to a distinguished work of fiction by an Indian writer, as selected by the jury.

JCB longlist announced: Paul Zacharia, Manoranjan Byapari feature on the list

September 04, 2019 3:54 pm

Last year Malayalam author Benyamin had won the coveted prize for his novel Jasmine Days. The book has been translated by from Malayalam to English by Shahnaz Habib. 

Many Lives of a Writer

April 06, 2014 1:20 am

Bengali writer Manoranjan Byapari on his journey from a life on the streets to the literary world, and why he doesn’t like the Dalit author tag.

Will To Power

October 31, 2013 3:34 am

Dalit author Manoranjan Byapari’s first classroom was a jail library.

Will To Power

October 31, 2013 1:38 am

Dalit author Manoranjan Byapari’s first classroom was a jail library. He talks about his chanced meeting with Mahasweta Devi that changed his life.