Hindu writer, feminist, polyglot and historian, who publishes her texts in prestigious British magazines. She is a very active member of Indian women's movements and is engaged in the defence of civil rights. For many years she worked as an editor at Oxford University Press and Zed Press Books. In 1984 she created the first feminist publishing house in India. She is an editor and author of many books and anthologies. She has received a number of distinctions and awards for her work, including Nikkei Asia Award for Culture (2003). At the 2nd Conrad Festival, she took part in a discussion The Atlas of Women together with Lisa Appignanesi, Ewa Kuryluk and Dacia Maraini.