Badri Narayan is a Hindi poet, and a social scientist specializing in social history and cultural anthropology. His poetry collection Tumdi ke Shabd received the Sahitya Akademi Award for 2022. His other poetry collections include Pratinidhi Kavitaye, Khudai Mein Himsa, Shabpadiyam, and Sach Sune Kai Din Huye. His poems have been translated into several languages including English, Bangla, Odia, Malayalam, and Urdu. He is a recipient of Bharat Bhushan Samman, Banarasi Prasad Bhojpuri Samman, Kedar Samman, Spandan Kirti Award, Rashtrakavi Dinkar Award, Shamsher Samman, and Meera Smriti Samman. His political analyses are published regularly in Hindustan, Amar Ujala, Dainik Jagran, Indian Express, The Hindu, India Today, and Outlook.