Mohan Lal

The late Mr. Mohan Lal “Karimpuri” was a writer, intellectual, and activist. He finished his eleventh standard in India and completed his diploma in carpentry, after which he ran his own grocery store in India to support his family. He came to Canada in October 2006. He was a passionate writer and speaker, and actively promoted and spread the teachings of Dr. Ambedkar through his poetry and activism.

Short Promotional Video: How did Dr. Ambedkar impact the Dalit community?

Full interview, Part 1: 

Full interview, Part 2: 

“Caste in Canada”

About the project. 

Banner image: Collage of photographs, from left to right, interview of Surjit and Manjit Bains with Dr. Anne Murphy (courtesy of Jai Birdi); the Guru Ravidas Sabha Vancouver (courtesy of Anita Lal); Kamaljit, participant in the project; portrait of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar by Raghavendra Rao Karkala, now in the collection of the University of the Fraser Valley Library (acrylic on canvas); Mohan Lal Karimpuri, author and activist; Vipasna Nanal, project participant and video interview editor.