Gogu Shyamala

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Gogu Shyamala
Occupation Writer, activist
Known for Dalit short stories

Gogu Shyamala is a Telugu language writer and women's activist.[1] She is also a prominent Dalit writer.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Gogu Shyamala was born in 1969 in Peddemul village in Ranga Reddy district. Her parents are agricultural workers. She was also the leader of a vetti (unpaid labour) team that worked for the local landlord.[4] [5]


She is a researcher at Anweshi Centre for Women Studies.[6] she writes for publications like Bhumika, Prasthanam, Pratighatana, Mana Telangana, Praja Kala Mandali and Nigha.


  • Father May Be An Elephant And Mother Only A Small Basket, But...[7]
  • Braveheart Badeyya[8]

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