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Anita Bharti

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Anita Bharti is a prominent poet, writer, critic, and activist for Dalit and women's rights who has been in the forefront in bringing Dalit women's perspective into Hindi literature. She is the editor of Yathastithi se Takraate Hue Dalit Stree Jeewan se Judi Kavitaayein, a collection of work by sixty-five poets on the lives of Dalit women and the challenges they face. Her Samakaleen Nariwaad aur Dalit Stree ka Pratirodh offers a valuable appraisal and critique of contemporary feminism and the Dalit women's position.   Her awards include the 1994 Radhakrishnan Teacher Award, the 2007 Indira Gandhi teacher award in 2007, the 2008 Delhi State Teacher's Honor, the 2015 Savitribai Phule Award from the Ramikaika Foundation, and 2016 Savitribai Phule Honors from Women’s Journal.

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