Urvashi Butalia is co-founder of Kali for Women, India’s first feminist publishing house, and now runs Zubaan, an imprint of Kali. She is an independent researcher and writer, concerned mostly with issues relating to gender. Among her best known publications are the award winning history of Partition, The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India, which has been translated into more than ten languages. Recently, she edited a collection of essays on Partition entitled, Partition: The Long Shadow (Zubaan and Penguin India) and has also written on Kashmir. In 2011 she was awarded the Padma Shri for her work in the field of women’s publishing and writing.