Madhu Kishwar

Madhu Kishwar is a Senior Fellow at Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Founder of Manushi  Sangathan an organisation committed to strengthening democratic rights and women’s rights and inculcating respect for social justice in our society. She is also the founder editor of Manushi-A Journal About Women and Society founded in 1978.

She has published and edited several books –some well known titles being; 

 Her forthcoming books are ;

·    Zealous Reformers, Deadly Laws, and Other Essays, Sage Publications, New Delhi.

·    She has received several awards for her writing and social work, including the Haldi Ghati Award, Outstanding Journalist of the Year Award, Rana Mewar Foundation, Udaipur,1993

·    Chameli Devi Jain Award, Best Woman Journalist of the Year, Media Foundation, New Delhi, 1986

·    Order of Human Rights: All India Sikh Conference, 1985.

·    At the moment the main focus of her work with Manushi and CSDS is evolving a comprehensive agenda of pro poor economic reforms.

·    She is also Director of Indic studies Project based at CSDS and Convener of a series of International Conferences on Religions and Cultures in the Indic Civilization.