Rejimon Kuttappan is a migrant rights defender and independent journalist. He was Chief Reporter for Times of Oman until he was deported in 2017 for exposing human trafficking and modern slavery in the Arab Gulf. Afterwards, he joined Equidem Research and Consulting, a specialist human and labour rights consultancy, as India-Arab Gulf Senior Investigator.
Rejimon regularly contributes to Thomson Reuters Foundation, Middle East Eye, Migrant Rights, Equal Times, Caravan, wire.in, The Lede, The News Minute, etc., writing on workers’ rights, Dalit and tribal struggles, manual scavengers and marginalized people in Kerala. He is also an ILO-Panos fellow and advisor to the Ethical Journalism Network. His work was published in Uncertain Journeys: Labour Migration from South Asia (Speaking Tiger, 2018).
Rejimon belongs to the Panan Dalit community of Kerala. Historically ballad singers, they recited the acts of great warriors and kings. He wishes to continue their storytelling legacy through this book.