Bhau Panchbhai

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Bhau Panchabhai (1 March 1944 - 21Jan 2016) was a Marathi poet, writer, and Dalit activist. Panchbhai is best known for his first poetry collection Hunkaar Vadaalnche (हुंकार वादळांचे) for which he was awarded by the Government of Maharashtra for the best poetry collection of 1989.[when?] His poetry is considered as a prototype of Ambedkarite poetry and is translated in various languages including English.[1][2] He lived in Nagpur and worked as a lawyer. He was awarded Laxmibai Ingole Kavya Puruskar by the Laxmibai Ingole Foundation Amravati in 2015 for his contribution to Ambedkarite literature.

Ambedkarite Activist[edit]

He was active in the Ambedkarite movement and Panthers of India.[3]


(1) Hunkaar vaadalaanche ( हुंकार वादळांचे )1989.
(2) NikhaRyaa.nchyaa RaangoLyaa ( निखाऱ्यांच्या रांगोळ्या )2004.
(3) Abhanganchya Thingya ( अभंगांच्या ठिणग्या )2014.
(4) Spandanpisara ( स्पंदनपिसारा )2014.
(5) Aakantgandha ( आकांतगंधा ) Being Released Shortly...
(1) Jakhamancha Ajintha ( जखमांचा अजिंठा )1992.
(1) Samajkranti ( समाजक्रांती )1992.


  1. ^ Poisoned bread: translations from modern Marathi Dalit literature. ISBN 0-86311-254-4.
  2. ^ Thag, Bhagwan (1991). Dalit poetry today: an anthology of Dalit poems rendered into English. p. 57.
  3. ^ Sharma, Sita Ram (1992). Encyclopaedia of Teaching Languages in India: Kannada. Anmol Publications. p. 63. ISBN 978-81-7041-545-9.

External links[edit]

Panchbhai obituary