Anand Teltumbde is an activist, writer, and public intellectual engaged with the issues of class, caste, communalism, and political economy impacting masses of people. He has written eighteen books and numerous papers/articles which are widely translated in most Indian languages and published in all leading newspapers and journals. Among his recent books are The Persistence of Caste: India’s Hidden Apartheid and the Khairlanji Murders (2011), Khairlanji: A Strange and Bitter Crop (2008), and Anti-Imperialism and Annihilation of Castes (2005). His thought-provoking column ‘Margin Speak’ in Economic and Political Weekly has been creating ripples in intellectual circles. He is currently a Professor of Management at IIT, Kharagpur.