Feminist Rani is a collection of interviews with path-breaking and fascinating opinion leaders–Kalki Koechlin, Tanmay Bhatt, Gul Panag, Aditi Mittal, Gauri Sawant, and many more.
These are women and men who have advocated gender equality and women’s rights through their work. These compelling conversations provide a perspective on the evolving concept of feminism in an age when women are taking charge and leading the way.
Urvashi Butalia, publisher, said: “The feminist flag . . . is being held high increasingly by women, transpeople—and even the occasional man!—from all walks of life.”
Kamla Bhasin, feminist, activist and social scientist, said: ‘A powerful, sensitive and thought-provoking book that is a must-read for anyone who thinks that women and men are equals, and for those who don’t.”
About the authors
An award-winning journalist, Shaili Chopra has written four books and is the founder of India’s biggest platform for championing stories of women, SheThePeople.TV, which reaches over 15 million women through its online and offline network. As a writer, her work has been fearless and fierce. Through SheThePeople, she has documented over 40,000 stories. Chopra received the Vital Voices Fellowship (founded by Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright) for 2017. She won the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Entrepreneur.com. Beyond Diversity Foundation also felicitated her with Woman of Influence Award, 2017, for her work with SheThePeople. In March 2016, Shaili was announced as one of India’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Media, Marketing and Advertising by Impact. Her business books have been published to critical acclaim.
Meghna Pant is an award-winning author, columnist, feminist and TEDx speaker. Her books have been published to critical and commercial acclaim. Pant’s debut collection of short stories Happy Birthday (Random House, 2013) was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Award 2014. One and a Half Wife (Westland, 2012)-her bestselling debut novel-won the national Muse India Young Writer Award and was shortlisted for several other awards, including the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Her latest book The Trouble with Women (Juggernaut, 2016) is considered a landmark in feminist writing and was described as ‘the best book from Juggernaut’ by Hindu BusinessLine. Pant has also won the FON South Asia Short Story Award (2016) and the Bharat Nirman Award (2017) for her writing.