Anupama Rao is associate professor of History at Barnard College and associate director of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University. She is senior editor, Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. She is author of The Caste Question: Dalits and the Politics of Modern India (University of California Press, 2009), Gender and Caste: The Imagination of Equality (Women Unlimited, 2018), and Memoirs of a Dalit Communist (Leftword Books, 2019).
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