|A. R. Akela|
A.R. Akela at his Aligarh residence.
30 September 1960 |
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
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.
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.
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