Bishakha Datta

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"Bishakha Datta is a writer and documentary filmmaker. Her first book, 'And Who Will Make the Chapatis?' focuses on rural women's participation in politics and she is currently researching a full-length book on the struggle for sex workers' rights in India. Her two most recent documentary films include 'In The Flesh', which explores the lives of three people in prostitution from their own perspectives and 'Taza Khabar', which explores a rural newspaper run by eight women, most of whom are dalit or tribal. Bishakha is the executive director of Point of View, a Mumbai-based not-for-profit organization that aims to promote the points of view of women through a creative and sustained use of media, art and culture. She currently serves on the Board of the Wikimedia Foundation." [1]


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  1. Board, Breakthrough, accessed January 10, 2011.