Dr. Suraj Yengde is India's leading public intellectual and a scholar of caste studies. He is the author of the bestseller Caste Matters which recently featured in The Hindu’s "Best Non-fiction Books of the Decade". Suraj is currently a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and an inaugural postdoctoral fellow at the Initiative for Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability (IARA) at Harvard University. He is also India’s first Dalit Ph.D-holder (from an African university - University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg). Suraj is a recipient of the "Dr. Ambedkar Social Justice Award" Canada 2019, and the "Rohith Vemula Memorial Scholar Award" 2018.
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