Harsh Mander, writer, human rights worker, columnist, researcher and teacher, works with
survivors of mass violence, hunger, homeless persons and street children. His books include Unheard Voices: Stories of Forgotten Lives, The Ripped Chest: Public Policy and the Poor in India, Fear and Forgiveness: The Aftermath of Massacre, Fractured Freedom:
Chronicles from India’s Margins, Untouchability in Rural India (co-authored), Living with
Hunger and Ash in the Belly: India’s Unfinished Battle against Hunger. He regularly writes
columns for the Hindu, Hindustan Times and the Mint, and contributes frequently to scholarly journals. His stories have been adapted for films, such as Shyam Benegal’s Samar, and Mallika Sarabhai’s dance drama Unsuni.