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Yogesh Maitreya
Date and place of birth
b. 1985, India
Current location
Nagpur, India
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
202223, Democracy Machine Fellow

Yogesh Maitreya is a poet, translator, essayist, and a publisher at Panther’s Paw Publication, which takes its name from the anti-caste resistance group Dalit Panthers. He is a Ph.D. scholar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, the Center for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies, where he is at work on a history of anti-caste music in the state of Maharashtra. His books “are the blueprint of his existence in this vast world.” His latest book is his memoir, Water in a Broken Pot (Penguin, 2023).

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