Urvashi Butalia


Urvashi Butalia


Urvashi Butalia is a publisher and writer based in India. Co founder of Kali for Women, India’s first feminist publishing house, she now runs Zubaan, an imprint of Kali.

She has been long involved in the women’s movement in India, and has worked for changes in the law and the conditions of women’s lives. She has several books and publications to her credit, notable among which is the award-winning oral history of the Partition of India, The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India which won the Oral History Book Association Award (2001) and the Nikkei Asia Award for Culture (2002).

Previously she has been awarded the French government’s Chevalier des Artes et des Lettres for her work in the field of literature. She has also served on the Crossword award jury and the Lettre Ulysses jury.