Academician, columnist and writer. Professor of Social and Political theory in the Center of Political Science at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has authored many books – Humiliation: Claims and Context, Dalit Cultural Movement in Maharashtra. He has also written many articles Dalits, women, politics and philosophy. Some of his articles include Constitutional Justice: Positional and Cultural, Dalits in Pursuit of Modernity, Liberal Democracy in India and the Dalit Critique, Archeology of Untouchability, Confronting Untouchability etc.