Yam Bahadur Kisan is a writer, researcher, lawyer, civil rights activist and social inclusion expert. He received his PhD in Political Science from Tribhuvan University and is currently a faculty member of its MPhil in Education programme. He was a member of the National Dalit Commission from 2007 to 2009. He has published several books and articles on Dalits, federalism, the electoral system, legal reforms, social exclusion/inclusion, education, affirmative action and Dalit social movements.