Dr. Krishna Bahadur Bhattachan

Dr. Krishna Bahadur Bhattachan is one of the leading sociologists and indigenous activists in Nepal. In 1981, he started his teaching career as one of the founding faculty members of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in Tribhuvan University, now is a professor of Sociology at the University. He received his doctorate from University of California, Berkeley in the year 1993. After his return to Nepal, he has contributed a lot in the transformation of the Nepalese society for social equity and equality. By now, he has presented hundreds of papers in international and national seminars, published innumerable articles and wrote hundreds of books on Nepalese society, culture and ethnopolitics and so forth. His works are more focused on the right-based social movements of minority groups namely indigenous nationalities, women, dalits (terms as lower caste/untouchable), Madhesi (people of southern plain land), language and religious groups. He has contributed a lot in encouraging different suppressed, oppressed and marginalized groups to get organized, stand up, socially mobilized and claim their rights.