Bishakha Datta

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Bishakha Datta
Bishakha Datta en AWID 2016.jpg
Bishakha Datta at AWID 2016
Occupation Journalist, Filmmaker

Bishakha Datta is an Indian film maker, activist and a former journalist.[1] She is the co-founder and executive director of Point of View, based in Mumbai, a non-profit working in the area of gender, sexuality and women's rights.[2] She also serves on the board of nonprofit organizations including Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action and the Wikimedia Foundation (2010-2014),[3] where she was the first Indian to serve on the board of trustees.[1][4]

Life and works

In 1998, Datta edited And Who Will Make the Chapatis?, an overview of the all-women political panchayats formed in Maharashtra, India.[5] In 2003, her documentary In the Flesh: three lives in prostitution was released.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b Kurup, Deepa (14 April 2010). "And now, Wikipedia India's new face". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-11-05. 
  2. ^ "Board". Point of View. Retrieved 2014-11-05. 
  3. ^ "Press releases: Bishakha Datta to join Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees". Wikimedia Foundation. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 2014-11-05. 
  4. ^ "Q&A with Bishakha Datta: First Indian on Wikimedia board of trustees". Mint. 6 April 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Book Review: And Who Will Make the Chapatis?". SAWNET. 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  6. ^ "The Hindu : Sex, truth, and videotape". The Hindu. 2002-08-29. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  7. ^ Sharma, Kanika (15 Nov 2013). "Flesh Talkies". MiD DAY. Retrieved 2014-11-05. 

External links

  • Bishakha Datta on IMDb
  • Point of View, official website
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