Prof. T. V. Kattimani is the President, Board of Governors, G. B. Pant Social Science Institute, Prayagraj and the Vice-Chancellor of the Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh. He was also the former Vice- Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak. He is an eminent socio linguist and public intellectual of national eminence. He is working since many years for social change among marginals and tribal communities of India. He writes in Kannada, English, and Hindi.