Khagendra Thakur is a Hindi writer and literary critic from Jharkhand and long time General Secretary of Progressive Writers Association. He stepped into the field of Hindi literature over four decades ago as a poet and gradually switched over to prose and writing. He is also among the few living literary critics, who have a considerable command over all the fields of Hindi literature. A voracious reader, Thakur is also known as a learned editor and cultural activist. He has been to erstwhile USSR and GDR.