Oliver D’Souza wins Prestigious International Book Award
Noted freelance journalist and human rights activist Oliver D’Souza has won the prestigious London Institute Of South Asia (LISA) Book Of The Year Award for 2011-12 for his book ‘Truth About Dalits’.
Oliver is based in Belgaum and did his schooling from St.Pauls High School Belgaum.
Drawing from a short-list of global entries for the award, the award committee narrowed down on ‘Truth About Dalits’ as the winner for the award.
Truth About Dalits was first published as an Ebook and later on as a hardback by the institute itself and has received outstanding reviews from activists, scholars, academicians and critics alike.
Oliver D’Souza is a freelance and web-journalist who began his career with the Press Trust Of India (PTI) in 1988 before moving on to write for various regional and national dailies and getting involved in Human and Dalit rights.
D’Souza has earlier published “Communal Crimes Against Christians In India” – the only document of its kind and is also the first journalist in the country to expose racketeering in kidney transplants and also racketeering in professional educational institutions in India. He has also been a ghost writer for two popular books. He additionally heads the Dalit Christian Research Foundation (DCRF).
Truth About Dalits is available as an Ebook from Truth About Dalits.