Badri Narayan is a professor at the G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad. His research interests range from popular culture, social and anthropological history to dalit and subaltern issues.
Writing in English and Hindi, Narayan is the author of The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950?Present (2011), Fascinating Hindutva: Saffron Politics and Dalit Mobilisation (2009) and Women Heroes and Dalit Assertion in North India (2006). He has also been the recipient of the Fulbright Senior Fellowship (2004?05) and the Smuts Fellowship, University of Cambridge (2007).