‘Children of God’ by Huchangi Prasad
Huchangi Prasad is a dalit Kannada poet and journalism student. In October 2015, months after the publication of his first book of poems, Odala Kicchu (The Fire Within), Prasad was attacked by Hindutva goons who threatened to cut off his fingers. See the ICF collective’s interview with Prasad here.
Prasad’s full speech, delivered at a discussion on ‘Caste, religion and lived culture’ at Ambedkar University, can be seen here. In the clip below, he recites his poem titled ‘Children of God’. Academic and activist Vijoo Krishnan translates.
Donate to the Indian Writers' Forum, a public trust that belongs to all of us.