Aruna Roy is an Indian political and social activist. She is best known as a prominent leader of the Right to Information movement, which led to the enactment of the Right to Information Act. She was one of the thousand women from around the globe, collectively nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize (2005). She is a recipient of the Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership and International Understanding. She has also remained a member of the National Advisory Council. Her forthcoming books include Personal and Political and a book on the RTI, which is also being translated in Hindi.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India (forthcoming)
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)
A collective and personal chronicle. A story of a woman’s journey, from middle class to rural India, tracing the interwoven weft and warp of people’s lives, through their struggles for justice and equality. Recognising and experiencing their immense capacity to define India’s destiny. Living, working and learning with people, who in the direst circumstances never lost their humor, common sense, wisdom and their fun.