dont read indian authors unless they are bahujan and/or their books are recommended by bahujans.
People who are asking me for reccos....I just started reading last year 🙊 anyway here you go:
Mahishasur : A People's Hero - Prem Kumar Mani
Fuzzy and Neutrosophic Analysis of Periyar's Views on Untouchability -W. B. Vasantha Kandasamy, Florentin Smarandache, K. Kandasamy
Revolt - A Radical Weekly in Colonial Madras - V. Geetha and S.V. Rajadurai V. Geetha and S.V. Rajadurai
Joothan: A Dalits Life - Omprakash Valmiki
I, Phoolan Devi: The Autobiography of India's Bandit Queen
The Adivasi Will Not Dance: Stories - Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
My Father’s Garden - Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
ADIVASIDOM : Selected writings & speeches of Jaipal Singh Munda
There's Gunpowder in the Air by Manoranjan Byapari
When I Hid My Caste: Stories by Baburao Bagul
Trial by Silence by Perumal Murugan
One Part Woman by Perumal Murugan
By Dr. Ambedkar:
Annihilation of Caste
Who were the Shudras how they came to be the fourth varna in the Indo-Aryan society
Pakistan and the partition of India
The Untouchables : Who Were They and Why They Became Untouchables
His speeches and essays
Interrogating My Chandal Life: An Autobiography of a Dalit by Manoranjan Byapari
The Demon’s Daughter: A Love Story From South India by Velcheru Narayana Rao
If Its Monday It Must Be Madurai:: A Conducted Tour of India by Srinath Perur
A Spoke in the Wheel by Amita Kanekar
Faces of Discrimination in Higher Education in India: Quota policy, social justice and the Dalits (Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity) -Samson K. Ovichegan
Bastar and Miscellaneous Poems -K S Ram
Strike a Blow to Change the World -Eknath Awad
Heat - Poomani
My Sister’s Bible: A Collection of Poems (Translated from Malayalam) by S. Joseph
No Laughing Matter : The Ambedkar Cartoons, 1932–1956 by Unnamati Syama Sundar
Give Us This Day a Feast of Flesh by N.D. Rajkumar
Sita Under The Crescent Moon by Annie Ali Khan
The Horse, the Wheel, and Language – How Bronze–Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World -David W. Anthony
On an Auspicious Day, at Dawn...: Studies in Tulu Culture and Oral Literature (Drama Und Theater in Sudasien) - Heidrun Bruckner
Baluta - Shanta Gokhale
Castes and Tribes of Southern India. Assisted by K. Rangachari Volume 1 by Edgar Thurston
The Nayars Today (Changing Culture Series) by C. J. Fuller
Hindu Manners Customs and Ceremonies: 1 by Abbe J.A. Dubois
Ocean Rimmed World by R.N. Joe D'Cruz
Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the new science of the human past by David Reich
Caste & Capitalism in Colonial India – The Nattukottai Chettiars (Paper) by David West Rudner
No Onions, Nor Garlic by Srividya Natarajan
All About Love by Bell Hooks
The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks
Atrocities on Dalits: Since The Partition of Bengal by Dilip Halder
A Desolation Called Peace: Voices from Kashmir by Ather Zia
The River Speaks -Bojja Tharakam
Mahad: The March That's Launched Every Day -Bojja Tharakam
A History of Kashmir by Parvez Dewan
Kashmir: Behind the Vale by M.J. Akbar
Why I Am Not a Hindu: A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd
Buffalo Nationalism: A Critique of Spiritual Fascism by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd
Post-Hindu India: A Discourse in Dalit-Bahujan, Socio-Spiritual and Scientific Revolution by Kancha Ilaiah
Adivasis and the State: Subalternity and Citizenship in India's Bhil Heartland (South Asia in the Social Sciences) by Alf Gunvald Nilsen
Adivasis, Migrants and The State in India by Jagannath Ambagudia
Chemmeen : The Enduring Classic by T. S. Translated by Nair Anita Pillai
The Legends of Khasak by O.V. Vijayan
Kashmir-The Untold Story: The Unwritten History by Christopher Snedden
Kashmir in Conflict: India, Pakistan and the Unending War by Victoria Schofield
Directory Castes in Kashmir by Dr. Bashir Ahmad Dabla
Understanding Kashmir and Kashmiris by Christopher Snedden
Aamu's Kawandi by Shrujana Niranjani Shridhar
Dalit Musalman by Ali Anvar
Delhi’s Meatscapes: Muslim Butchers in a Transforming Mega City by Zarin Ahmad
The Indefatigable Crusader: Eric Ozario by Royston Fernandes
The Prisons We Broke by Baby Kamble
India and Communism by B.R. Ambedkar
Book Of Esther by Esther David
The Culture and Civilisation of Ancient India in Historical Outline by D.D. Kosambi
Political Violence in Ancient India by Upinder Singh
Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture by Gaiutra Bahadur
The Teak Almirah by Jael Silliman
The Walled City by Esther David
Ayodhya: The Dark Night - The Secret History of Rama's Appearance In Babri Masjid by Dhirendra K Jha
Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire (The New Cambridge History of India) by C. A. Bayly
Bombay Stories by Matt Reeck
Riddles in Hinduism by Dr.B.R.Ambedkar
State and Minorities by Dr B R Ambedkar
Birsa Munda and His Movement (1872-1901) a Study of a Millenium Movement in Chotanagpur by K. S. Singh
Who was Shivaji? by Anirudh Deshpande, Prabhat Patnaik Govind Pansare
Antigod’s Own Country: A Short History of Brahminical Colonisation of Kerala by A.V. Sakthidharan
Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From - Tony Joseph
Caste Matters by Suraj Yengde
Coming out as Dalit - Yashica Dutt
The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra
by Arupjyoti Saikia
History of Upper Assam, Upper Burmah and North-Eastern Frontier (Cambridge Library Collection - South Asian History) by Leslie Shakespear
Paru Remembers: Memories of life in a Tharavad by Nakhat Yasmin Ahmed
First, They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks
by Habiburahman, Sophie Ansel, Andrea Reece
Forests and Ecological History of Assam, 1826-2000
by Arupjyoti Saikia
Hungry Tide - Amitav Ghosh
Folktales from India - AK Ramanujan
The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan
The Gypsy Goddess by Meena Kandasamy
A Current of Blood Hardcover by Namdeo Dhasal
Father May Be an Elephant and Mother Only a Small Basket, but... by Gogu Shyamala
Towards an Aesthetic of Dalit Literature by Limbale
Anthology of Dalit Literature (Poems) by Eleanor Zelliot
From Untouchable to Dalit: Essays on the Ambedkar Movement by Eleanor Zelliot
Zorami - A Redemption Song by Malsawmi Jacob
A Village Divided by Rahi Masoom Reza, Gillian Wright
Post-Hindu India: A Discourse in Dalit-Bahujan, Socio-Spiritual and Scientific Revolution by Kancha Ilaiah
God as Political Philosopher: Buddha’s Challenge to Brahminism by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd
From a Shepherd Boy to an Intellectual: My Memoirs
by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd
Hatred in the belly: Politics behind the appropriation of Dr Ambedkar's writings by Ambedkar Age Collective
A Current of Blood by Namdeo Dhasal, Dilip Chitre
Karukku by Bama
V. Shantaram: The Legacy of the Royal Lotus by Kiran Shantaram
Neon Fish in Dark Water by Aniket Jaaware
Ambedkarite Movement After Ambedkar by J.V. Pawar, Yogesh Maitreya
V Shantaram - The Man Who Changed Indian Cinema
by Madhura Pandit Jasraj
Asura: Tale of the Vanquished: The Story of Ravana and His People by Anand Neelakantan
Nationalism Without a Nation in India by Aloysius G
By Easterine Kire:
A Respectable Woman
The Rain–Maiden and the Bear–Man – and Other Stories
When the River Sleeps
A girl swallowed by a tree: Lotha Naga Tales Retold
A Terrible Matriarchy
Sky is My Father: A Naga Village Remembered
Don’t Run, My Love
By Mamang Dai:
Hambreelmai's Loom
Once Upon a Moontime
The Sky Queen
Stupid Cupid
Legends of Pensam
The Black Hill
By Temsula Ao:
Laburnum for My Head
Once Upon a Life
Book of songs : collected poems 1988-2007
Aosenla′s Story
These Hills Called Home: Stories from a War Zone
Some more by Easterine Kire:
Son of the Thundercloud
When the River Sleeps
Bitter Wormwood
Walking the Roadless Road
The librarian of Auschwitz - Antonio Iturbe
The darkening Age - Catherine Nixey
The Dream of Reason - Anthony Gottlieb
The Buddha and the Sahibs - Charles Allen
Who we are and how we got here - David Reich
Pachinko - Min Jin Lee
Sangati - Bama
Ants among Elephants - Sujata Gidla
The Tirukkural - by Tiruvalluvar (t. by G Gandhi)
Why I am not a Hindu - Kancha Ilaian Shepherd
Uproot Hindutva - The fiery voice of the liberation panthers - Thirumaavalavan (t. by Meena Kandasamy)
Where are you going, you monkeys? Folktales from Tamil Nadu - Ki. Rajanarayanan
Jiya Jale, The Stories of Songs - Gulzar in Conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir
My Father Balaiah - YB Satyanarayana
Ambedkar, Towards an Enlightened India - Gail Omvedt
Ambedkar: The Attendant Details - Edited by Salim Yusufji with an introduction by Bama
Love Sonnets of Ghalib - Translations and Explications by Dr. Sarfaraz K Niazi
Nine Rupees an Hour: Disappearing Livelihoods of Tamil Nadu by Aparna Karthikeyan
Cultural History of Uttarakhand (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts) by D.D. Sharma
By Gail Omvedt:
Buddhism in India: Challenging Brahmanism and Caste
Dalits and the Democratic Revolution: Dr Ambedkar and the Dalit Movement in Colonial India
Understanding Caste
Dalit Visions
The Dalit Movement in India: Local Practices, Global Connections by Eva-Maria Hardtmann
Dalit Literature and Criticism (Literary/Cultural Theory) by Raj Kumar
Dalit Movement in India and Its Leaders (1857-1956) by R. Kshirsagar
The Dalit Christians: A History by John C.B Webster
Manimekhalaï: The Dancer with the Magic Bowl by Alain Daniélou
Twentieth Century Telugu Poetry: An Anthology by Rao Velcheru Narayan
Bhimayana : Experiences of Untouchability by S. Anand
Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong
The Street by Ann Petry
Sum And Substance Of Slavery - Jotiba Phule
We Also Made History – Women in the Ambedkarite Movement by Urmila Pawar
Weave of Life: A Dalit Woman's Memoirs by Urmila Pawar
The Outcaste by Sharankumar Limbale
The Truth about Me by A Revathi
The Dalit Brahmin and Other Stories by Sharankumar Limbale
The Autobiography Of A Sex Worker by Nalini Jameela
Don’t Want Caste : Malayalam Stories by Dalit Writers (t. by R Shankar AG Sriram)
The Oxford India Anthology of Telugu Dalit Writing by Gogu Shyamala
Black Coffee in a Coconut Shell: Caste as Lived Experience by Perumal Murugan
Steel Nibs Are Sprouting : New Dalit Writing From South India: 2 by Susie Tharu
Growing up Untouchable in India: A Dalit Autobiography by Vasant Moon
Karukku by Bama
Just One Word: Short Stories by Bama
Pethavan: The Begetter by Imayam
Kusumabale by Devanoora Mahadeva
Arumugam by Imayam
Beasts of Burden by Imayam
The Grip of Change by Sivakami
Untouchable Spring by KG Rao
The Scar(Vadu) by K.A. Gunasekaran
Vaadivaasal by CS Chellappa
Aranyakand: Forest Saga by Mahabaleshwar Sail
Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching by Aniket Jaware
Baluta by Daya Pawar (miswrote the name of this author earlier)
Reminiscences And Remembrance Of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar by Nanak Chand Rattu
Kanshiram: Leader Of The Dalits by Badri Narayan
The Chamcha Age: An Era Of The Stooge by Kanshiram
Bheda by Akhila Naik
The Other Man by S. Kela
Ayyankali : A Dalit Leader Of Organic Protest by M.Nisar & Meena Kandasami
The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950–Present by Badri Narayan
Fractured Tales: Invisibles in Indian Democracy by Badri Narayan
Tyanantar: Thereafter by Saniya
Documenting Dissent: Contesting Fables, Contested Memories and Dalit Political Discourse by Badri Narayan
Multiple Marginalities: An Anthology of Identified Dalit Writings by Badri Narayan
Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan
A Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam
Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
Year of the Weeds by Siddhartha Sarma
Thunderstorm: Dalit Stories by Ratan Kumar Sambhria
The Stepchild by Joseph Macwan
Koogai The Owl by Cho.Dharman
Motherwit Paperback by Urmila Pawar
Amma and Other Stories by Omprakash Valmiki
The Oxford India Anthology of Tamil Dalit Writing by D. Ravikumar, R. Azhagarasan
Which of Us are Aryans? by Romila Thapar
Pulayathara by Paul Chirakkarode
Lost world of Hindustani music by Kumar Prasad Mukherji
The Devadasi and the Saint: The Life and times of Bangalore Nagaratnamma by V. Sriram
Devadasis: Ancient and Modern by Dr. K. Jamanadas
Women Of Pride: The Devadasi Heritage by Lakshmi Vishwanathan
M.S. Subbulakshmi: The Definitive Biography by TJS George
Carpenters and Kings: Western Christianity and the Idea of India by Siddhartha Sarma
Goat Days by Koyippally Benyamin
Hindu: A Novel by Sharankumar Limbale
I Am Vidya: A Transgender's Journey by Living Smile Vidya
Our Lives Our Words Telling Aravani Life stories by Revathi
Dalit Theology in the 21st Century: Discordant Voices, Discerning Pathways by Sathianathan Clarke • Geevarghese Mor Coorilos • Joseph Prabhakar Dayam • L. Jayachitra • Anderson H.M. Jeremiah • Lalruatkima • Deenabandhu Manchala • Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon • (contd..)
...Prasuna Gnana Nelavala • Surekha Nelavala • Philip Vinod Peacock • Evangeline Anderson Rajkumar • Peniel Jesudason Rufus Rajkumar • Roja Singh • Y.T. Vinayaraj

Panthers in Parliament: Dalits, Caste, and Political Power in South India by Hugo Gorringe
Dalits and the Making of Modern India Hardcover by Chinnaiah Jangam
Untouchable Citizens: Dalit Movements and Democratization in Tamil Nadu (Cultural Subordination and the Dalit Challenge) by Hugo Gorringe
Towards a Non-Brahmin Millennium by S. V. Rajadurai
Cultural Revolt in a Colonial Society: The Non-Brahman Movement in Western India by Gail Omvedt
Caste, Conflict and Ideology by Rosalind O. Hanlon
In Quest of Equality: Indian Constitution Since Independence by Bojja Tharakam
Bhima Koregaon: Our War Cry
What Babasaheb Ambedkar Means To Me
(both the above are essay collections by Ambedkar Age Collective)
Dr. BR Ambedkar, Struggles and Messages by Dr. ML Shahare, Dr. Nalini Anil
India's Silent Revolution by Christophe Jaff
The Founders of Indus Valley Civilisation and Their Later History (The history of the indigenous people of India) by Naval Viyogi
Dalits and the Making of Modern India by Chinnaiah Jangam
A Gardener in the Wasteland: Jotiba Phule's Fight for Liberty by S. Natarajan, A. Ninan
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