Kalyani Thakur Charal
Kalyani Thakur Charal is a Dalit feminist poet who writes in Bangla. Her publications include four volumes of poetry: Dhorlei Juddho Sunischit, Je Meye Adhar Gone, Chandalinir Kabita, Chandalini Bhone; a volume of critical essays Chandalinir Bibriti; a collection of short stories; and an autobiography, Ami Keno Charal Likhi (Why I Write Charal). She has edited the volume Dalit Lekhika: Women’s Writing from Bengal. Since 2003, she has been publishing a multilingual magazine Nir which contains recordings of folklore, poetry, plays, and fiction, as well as non-fiction writing focusing on Dalit experiences. She won the Sparrow Literary Award in 2017 for her autobiography.
November 2022 Kaavya Dhaara
Kalyani Thakur in conversation with Sayantan Mondal