AIC Authors’ Lab is an initiative to discover, encourage and promote Ambedkarite Anti-Caste authors.

We believe in a holistic approach to assist the Authors creative journey. To facilitate, AIC will offer Workshops, Mentorship and Advisory Sessions from accomplished Ambedkarite authors to bring the best out of the aspiring authors.

Three submissions with the most potential to be made into books will be offered prizes worth USD 500 each and one-on-one mentoring with our acclaimed authors Sujatha and Gaurav.

AIC will further work with each of the finalists to understand their unique needs and challenges as they embark on completing the book and offer appropriate support in the form of a fellowship, ongoing coaching and eventual publishing under AIC publishing house.

Below are the 2021 Authors Lab Mentors. Click their names for more information.


Sujatha Gidla
Author: Ants Among Elephants

Gaurav Pathania
Author: The University as a Site of Resistance


Linda Jones
The Writing Doula


Rachelle Bharathi Chandran
Writer-poet, independent researcher

Prerna Khobragade
Asst. Professor, Savitribai Phule Pune University

Yogesh Maitreya
Founder, Panther's Paw Publication

Tejas Harad
Copy Editor, Economic and Political Weekly; Founder Editor, The Satyashodhak