Des Raj Kali
Des Raj Kali has produced hundreds of articles on dalits, culture and literature in various magazines including ‘Tehalka’ and has been conferred upon several awards as fiction writer. He has been a key Panel Speaker at Jaipur Literature Festival (2010) and Speaker at SamanvaySamagam, Habitat Centre, Delhi. He has offered regular features on All-India Radio, Jalandhar since 2013.
His Punjabi stories and novels have been translated into Hindi, Urdu, English, Bengali, Tamil, Kashmiri, Gujrati and Rajsthani. Five of the projected series of Kali’s seven novels enmeshing a mythological past and a real present have already been published with critical acclaim. He also made a major contribution in the film ‘Kite mil ve Mahi’ and has regularly participated in seminars and conferences at the universities of Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra, Kashmir, Chandigarh and Delhi.