Balbir Madhopuri (1955, Punjab), an eminent writer and accomplished translator. His wrings are focused on the issues related with the oppressed and depressed classes, especially Dalits.
Actually, his experiments with the truth began at a tender age when he worked as a child labourer and agriculture worker. His autobiography Chhangiya Rukh (2002)in Punjabi gone through many editions. Oxford University Press dubbed in English in 2010 and its 10th expression appeared in 2023. In Russian and Polish languages CRC is ready for publication. Balbir's novel Mitti Bol Paye (2020) won a prestigious International Dhahan Punjabi Literature Prize-2021. Novel critiques have pen downed this is best novel of 21 century.
Balbir Madhopuri authored 11books, translated 45 books and same number he edited in his mother tongue Punjabi. His wrings decorated with so many awards.
He retired from the Ministry of I&B, GOI in as Deputy Director in 2015. Presently, he is Director, Punjabi Bhawan, Punjabi Sahit Sabha and editor Samkali Sahit, a Punjabi quarterly.
This novel’s stow, refined and esthetic language is an example that enables it to take a significant place in the Indian Dalit Literature. This text is a great achievement of the year-2020.
Changiya Rukh (Autobiography) by Balbir Madhopuri A powerful literary testimony to the angst, suffering and attempted rebellion of a dalit community in Punjab…
My Caste-My Shadow (selected poems) by Balbir Madhopuri The poet desires that his poetry should have a direction and provide meaningful guidance to the people and hopes to inspire others despite being ‘dark-skinned’ that has an explicit message for the society. And the English version by T.C. Ghai recreates the same intense emotions and delivers humanitarian message to awaken society towards stimulating Dalit consciousness.