Dilip Simeon joined Delhi University in 1966. In 1970 he joined the Naxalite movement and left it in 1972 in the wake of the Bangladesh crisis. In 1974 he joined the History Department of Ramjas College, where he taught until 1994. His doctoral dissertation on the labour movement of Bihar was published in 1995, under the title “The Politics of Labour under Late Colonialism”.
In 1988 he was elected to the Academic Council of the University of Delhi. From 1984 till 1992 he participated in a campaign for communal harmony and justice for the victims of the 1984 anti‐Sikh carnage through a citizen’s organisation named the Sampradayikta Virodhi Andolan. Dilip has been a visiting scholar at the Universities of Surat, Sussex, Chicago, Leiden and Princeton. From 1998 till 2003 he worked as Research Fellow on conflict with Oxfam (India) Trust. He has published extensively on historical and political issues in various newspapers and academic journals. Dilip is now chairperson of the Aman Trust, which works to understand and reduce violent social conflict.
His first novel, Revolution Highway, was published by Penguin India in September 2010.



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