Rajashri Dasgupta has been a journalist for more than 35 years and was the Themes Editor in her last job with the The Telegraph. Currently an independent journalist based in Kolkata, she specialises on issues related to gender, health, human rights, development and social movements. She is in the editorial board of Himal Southasian; and has contributed articles in several edited volumes. She co-authored, Our Pictures, Our Words a book on the women’s movement in India. She is actively involved in the peace and women’s rights movements and in the board of several organisations working for social change.