Dhrubo Jyoti

Visiting From: New Delhi, India
Dates: February 4 - March 4, 2020
Recommended by: Akhil Katyal

Dhrubo Jyoti is a journalist and writer based in New Delhi. They work with the Hindustan Times, India’s second-largest English daily publication, and write on national affairs at the intersection of caste and sexuality. As one of a handful of Dalit professionals in South-Asian journalism, they cover national and regional elections and focus on India’s 300 million people from the lowest castes. They are one part of the Queering Dalit Collective, and are closely linked to the movement around caste and sexuality in South Asia that aims to de-center upper-caste voices from the centre of LGBTQIA+ movements. They write narrative non-fiction centered on casted experiences of love and desire in South Asia. They hold a master’s degree in Astrophysics and a diploma in Journalism, and are interested in exploring the links between caste and desire, especially queerness through the works of BR Ambedkar. They live and love in Delhi.