Dr. JAI PRAKASH KARDAM

 

Dr. Jai Prakash Kardam, a most prolific Hindi dalit writer, was born in a poor dalit family in Ghaziabad, UP. India. He received his three master’s degrees in philosophy, history, and Hindi and a doctorate while working.

 

He worked as an un-skilled labour in construction and factories. He  worked in different capacities  in State/central govt./ Bank, and  in Central Secretariat official Language Service (Govt. of India) as Deputy Director. At present, he is the Second Secretary in the High Commission of India in Mauritius.

 

 

He has authored the following books in Hindi: 

 

 COLLECTIONS OF POEMS                         

*Goonga Nahi Tha Mei

*Tinka Tinka Aag

 

 

 NOVELS            

*.Chappar                    

*. Karuna

*Talash

 

 

 SHORT STORIES

* Talash

 

 

CRITICISM

* Raagdarbari ka Samajshastriya Adhyayan

* Ikkishvi Sadi Me Dalit Andolan: Sahitya Avm Samaj Chintan

* Dalit Vimarsh: Sahitya Ke Aaine Me

* Hindutva Aur Dalit: Kuchh Prashn Kuchh Vichar

 

EDITTED

*Jati: Ek Vimersh (Translation & editing of papers presented by eminent scholars from all over India at Jati Toro Conference, held in New Delhi in 1978)

*Dharmantaran Aur Dalit

 

TRANSLATION

*The Chamaar (English  translation of The Chamaar  by British writer G.W.Briggs)

 

OTHER BOOKS

* Bauddh Dharm Ke Aadhar Stambh          

*.Bauddha Darshnik

* Ambedkarvadi Andolan- Dasha Aur Disha  

* Buddha Ka Safar

* Dr. Ambedkar Dalit Aur Bauddh Dharm     

* Bauddha Gathayen

* Dr. Ambedkar aur unke samkaleen

* Vartman Dalit Andolan

 

 

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

*Shamshan Ka Rahasya  

*. Manavta ke Doot                              

*Dr.Ambedkar Ki Kahani                               

*Buddh Ki Sharnagat Naarian                        

*Aadivasi Devkatha- Lingo                         

*Mahaan Bauddh Baalak

*Buddh Aur Unke Priya Shishya                    

* Humare Vegyanik- C.V.Raman

 

 

Jai Prakash Kardam  has been  editing an annual magazine  Dalit Sahitya (Varshiki) since 1999.

 

He has participated in a number of seminars, conferences and workshops on literature in various colleges/ Universities or organized by literary bodies at national and international levels and presented papers/ recited poems/stories or delivered lectures. 

 

 RESEARCH ON WORK

As many as 15 research works for M.Phil/ Ph.D. have so far been completed on him and some are going on in different Universities in India and abroad on his life and work

 

 BOOKS ON JAI PRAKASH KARDAM

  *. Dalit Sahitya Ki Vechariki Aur Dr. Jai Prakash Kardam- By-Sheelbodhi

  *Dr.Jai Prakash Kardam: Samvaad Par Samvaad-By- Roop Chand Gautam

  *Dr.Jai Prakash Kardam:Dalit Abhivyakti- Samvaad Aur Prativaad – By- Roop Chand Gautam

 

 

AWARDS/ FELLOWSHIP

 Received a number of awards from various literary and social organizations which includes:

*Cash Award of Rs.15,000/- for novel Chapper from Madhya Pradesh Dalit Sahitya Academy

*Dr.Ambedkar National Award from Bhartiya Dalit Sahitya Academy, Delhi

*Fellowship from Ministry of Culture, Government of India

*Fellowship from Buddhist Society of India, Uttar Pradesh.

      

 Address

        1.  Delhi: B-634, DDA Flats, East of Loni Road, Delhi-110093

      Tel.-o11-22814887, 09871216298

 2.  Mauritius: Second Secretary, High Commission of India, 6thFloor, LIC Building,

President John Kennedy Street, Port Louis (Mauritius) Tel.-230-2080330(Off),

230-4257812 (Res.), 230-9496552(Mob)

 

 e-mail: jpkardam@rediffmail.com