Chinnaiah Jangam is an Assistant Professor of History at Carleton University, Canada.. He writes on the intellectual and political writings of Dalits against caste inequality and oppression in modern India. Dr. Jangam has been the recipient of Felix Scholarship for doctoral studies in England. He was also awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. His research focus is on the intellectual history of Dalits, especially their engagement with colonialism, nationalism, and Christianity. He is keenly interested in issues of social justice, human rights, self-respect and dignity, democracy and citizenship.