Dev Kumar

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Dev Kumar (born 6 February 1972)[citation needed] is a Dalit writer and dramatist from India.[1] A member of the Bhangi community,[2] he established the Apna Theatre in April 1992. This has performed in Kanpur and surrounding areas with the aim of arousing Dalit consciousness.[3]


Kumar's plays include:[3]

  • Daastan
  • Bhadra Angulimaal
  • Chakradhari
  • Sudarshan
  • Kapat
  • Agayat Etihaas


  1. ^ "Connecting Dalit intellectuals through village conferences". Hindustan Times. 2 June 2006. Archived from the original on 2014-08-20. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Report on Fourth Basti/ Village Conference, Chhavani Naurangabad, Aligarh, UP November 17th – 18th , 2007". Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Badri Narayan (14 November 2006). Women Heroes and Dalit Assertion in North India: Culture, Identity and Politics. SAGE Publications. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-7619-3537-7.