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Spotlight: Some ‘wild’ women of India

Rohan Chakravarty, creator of a popular comic column, writes: We know of Jane Goodall, Rachel Carson and Dian Fossey. But do you know about these heroes? This Women’s Day (8th March), Green Humour celebrates some ‘wild’ women of India- J.Vijaya, Prerna Bindra, Aparajita Datta, Divya Mudappa, Vidya Athreya, Kiran Pathija, Nandini Velho and Tiasa Adhya (click on names to view profiles). Many more that I wanted to name but could not (owing to space constraints in a comic strip) are Shaleen Attre, Neha Sinha, Krithi Karanth, Rita Banerji, Tasneem Khan, Rajashree Khalap, Ketki Jog and Cara Tejpal.

 The comic appears in Rohan’s column Green Humour, in Mid-Day. His work can be viewed on his blog or Facebook page

Women For Our Wilds
Sanctuary Asia
In an expansive essay, Janaki Lenin traces the contribution of Indian women to wildlife conservation and research. Covering the length and breadth of the country, she follows inspiring stories, formidable challenges, epic adventures and reveals the motivations of intrepid women in search of the priceless reward of experiencing wild nature first hand.


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