is a feminist writer and publisher. She co-founded Kali for Women, India's first feminist publishing house, and is currently Director of Zubaan, an imprint of Kali. She has a long involvement in the women's movement in India and writes and publishes widely on issues related to women and gender. Her best-known published work is the award-winning history of Partition titled “The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India” (1998). She is currently completing a new nonfiction work on the life of a transwoman.
is one of the founders and editors of Missy Magazine, a feminist bi-monthly on politics, popular culture. Over the past 12 years, she has published eleven books, among them “Hot Topic. Popfeminismus heute” (“Pop Feminism Today”, 2007) and “Ene Mene Missy. Die Superkräfte des Feminismus” (“The Superpowers of Feminism”, 2017). She regularly writes and lectures on topics such as the representation of gender in popular culture, feminist theory and activism as well as the utopian potential of fashion, and she teaches at universities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.