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Kausalya Baisantry

Portrait of writer and activist Kausalya

Kausalya Baisantry

Kausalya Baisantry (19__–2011) was an activist for Dalit and women’s rights. Her book Doubly Cursed is the first autobiography by a Dalit woman written in India’s national language of Hindi. Baisantry died in 2011.

Articles by Kausalya Baisantry

from “Doubly Cursed”
By Kausalya Baisantry
There were a few people in our basti who couldn’t bear our improved circumstances.
Translated from Hindi by Christi A. Merrill