Bhau Panchbhai

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Bhau Panchabhai(1 March 1944 - 21Jan 2016 @ 5.30am) is 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 Government of Maharashtra for best poetry collection that year(1989).[when?] His poetry is considered as a prototype of Ambedkarite poetry and is translated in various languages including English.[1][2] He lives at Nagpur and works as a lawyer. He was awarded Laxmibai Ingole Kavya Puruskar by the laxmibai ingole foundation amravati in 2015 for his contribution to the ambedkarite literature.

Ambedkarite Activist[edit]

He is an active in Ambedkarite movement and PANTHERS of India[3]


          (A) KAVYA SANGRAHA

(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...

          (B) LALIT LEKH

(1) Jakhamancha Ajintha ( जखमांचा अजिंठा )1992.

          (C) VAICHARIK LEKH

(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. (news in Lokmat paper)