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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
October 31, 2013 3:34 am
Dalit author Manoranjan Byaparis first classroom was a jail library.
October 31, 2013 1:38 am
Dalit author Manoranjan Byaparis first classroom was a jail library. He talks about his chanced meeting with Mahasweta Devi that changed his life.