As a teenage taxi driver, Namdeo Dhasal lived among pimps, prostitutes, petty criminals and illicit traders in Mumbai’s sordid underworld. In 1972, he founded Dalit Panther, the militant organisation modelled on Black Panther. Since that year, he has published ten collections of poems. In 2004, Dhasal was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sahitya Akademi.Sanjeev Khandekar is a visual artist, Marathi poet and writer. He lives and works in Mumbai.