Jatin Bala (1949- ) is an award winning Bengali Dalit author. He had faced the gory violence of Bengal partition. Crossing the borders with his family, he has spent years shuttling between refugee camps in West Bengal. He has taken active part in many refugee movements demanding fundamental human rights. At present, Bala is the author of fourteen books and an autobiography. Dalita Sahitya Aandalan (Dalit Literary Movement), a collection of research articles, is of paramount importance in the field of dalit studies.