A.R. Akela
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A.R. Akela
A. R. Akela
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A.R. Akela at his Aligarh residence.
Born (1960-09-30) 30 September 1960 (age 57)
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Occupation Writer
Years active 1980-Current

Anant Rao "A. R." Akela (born 30 September 1960)[] is an author, poet, folk singer and publisher.[1][2][3]

Literary works

Akela's first work was Shambook Rishi (Baahmasi). His major contributions are Bheem Gyan-Gitanali, Buddha Gyan-Gitanali, Baspa Ke Bol, Mere Mishanary Geet, Angulimaal Katil Kyo Bana (All song collections) Yug Pravartak Ambedkar (Play) and Baba Saheb Ne Kaha Tha. He edited Kanshiram Press Ke Aaine Mein, Mayawati and Media and Kanshiram Ke Sakshhatkar.

Social work

Akela is a Dalit social activist. His contact with Kanshiram led him to join DS-4. He went to jail for the anti-liquor movement when he bicycled from Aligarh to Bareilly.[]


He owns the publishing business Anand Sahitya Sadan.[4]


  1. ^ "Tehelka:: Free. Fair. Fearless". Archive.tehelka.com. 19 January 2008. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Narayan, Badri (2006). Women Heroes and Dalit Assertion in North India: Culture, Identity and Politics. New Delhi: Sage Publications India. ISBN 978-0-7619-3537-7. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ Badri Narayan (3 May 2012). "A candle in the dark". The Hindu. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ Gupta, K.r (2004). Directory of Publishers and Booksellers in India. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. ISBN 978-81-269-0400-6. 

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