‘I’m a truck driver. The book travels with me and I tell others of it’—Balulal Khandela
‘A memoir like this is nothing short of a miracle’—Perumal Murugan
‘Every Indian must read this. It will open your eyes and free your thoughts’—Benyamin
Born in 1975, Bhanwar Meghwanshi joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh at the age of thirteen. Since leaving the RSS in 1991, he has been an activist and a journalist chronicling the Dalit movement. He divides his time between overseeing the Ambedkar Bhavan in Sirdiyas and his political work that takes him across the country.Main ek swayamsevak tha (2019) is his first book.
Nivedita Menon, professor of political thought at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, is the author of Seeing like a Feminist (2012). She is one of the founders of the collective blog, kafila.online. In 2016, she translated Geetanjali Shree’s Hindi novel Khali Jagah as The Empty Space.
‘A revelation. This insider account of the RSS exposes Hindu nationalism’—Jean Dreze
‘A remarkable book by a remarkable man’—Christophe Jaffrelot
‘A manual on how to escape the RSS’ duplicity’—Tara Ram Gautam