Noted women’s rights activist and author from Odisha, Manasi Pradhan has become the first Indian to feature in the prestigious global list of World’s Top 20 feminist author and activist compiled by America’s most read women magazine “Bustle”.
Barring Pradhan, seven Nobel Prize winners and several Pulitzer Prize winners including, Naomi Klein, MalalaYousafzai, Angela Davis, Kate Millet, Gloria Steinem, Shirin Ebadi, Rigoberta Menchu, Betty Friedan, Sheryl WuDunn and Ann Jones also featured in the list.
The book “Urmi O Uchchwas” authored by Pradhan and translated into eight major languages has been listed by the “Bustle” magazine.
A review entitled “20 Feminist Authors And Activists Who Will Inspire You To Get Out There And Fight” on Bustlte.com says:
Manasi Pradhan is an Indian activist, author, the founder of the anti-violence against women campaign: Honor for Women National Campaign, and an activist that defends educational opportunities for girls and women across India, in order to encourage them to become future leaders of their communities. As a child and teenager Pradhan was urged to end her education after middle school, when most Indian women did, but she continued to pursue her education through two Bachelors and one Masters degree. Pradhan also works as an author and poet, whose work has been translated into more than eight languages around the world.
She is the founder of OYSS Women and NirbhayaVahini.
In 2009, she launched the Honour for Women National Campaign, a nationwide movement to end violence against women in India.
The movement has been instrumental in galvanizing the nation against women atrocities.
Pradhan has served as a Member of the National Commission for Women and India’s Central Film Censor Board.
Courtesy: Prameya News