About the Author
Aravind Malagatti s Government Brahmana is the first Dalit autobiography published in Kannada. It received the Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award, A well-known Kannada writer, Aravind Malagatti has written and published prose, poetry and criticism. He is also a folklore scholar. He has founded Dalit organizations and has been an activist in the Dalit movement.l He is now Professor of Kannada, Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies, Mysore University. Dharani Devi Malagatti is a writer and critic. She received the Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award for her poetry in the year 2004. Janet Vucinich is a social scientist. She now works in a community college in Santa Fe, New Mexico. N. Subrahmanya translates from Kannada to English and from English to Kannada. He lives in Mysore.