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How I Became a Writer

An Autobiography of a Dalit

Manoranjan Byapari - An award-winning author
Anurima Chanda (Translator) - Assistant Professor, Department of English, Birsa Munda College, North Bengal University, India

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‘Writing was my truth, my god, my everything. I could not leave it for anything.’

With these words, Manoranjan Byapari points to how writing is as important to him as breathing. How I Became a Writer: An Autobiography of a Dalit is the translation of the second volume of his remarkable life story Itibritte Chandal Jivan. In this volume, translated for the first time into English with great sensitivity, the author talks of his life in Kolkata after leaving the Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha. Read More