Bishakha Datta

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Bishakha Datta
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Bishakha Datta in 2013.
Occupation Journalist, Filmmaker

Bishakha Datta is an Indian film maker and activist. She is a former journalist. She also supports or serves on the board of nonprofit organizations, such Point of View, Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action, and (as of 2013) the Wikimedia Foundation.[1][2]

Life and works[edit]

In 1998, Datta edited And Who Will Make the Chapatis?, an overview of the all-women political panchayats formed in Maharashtra, India.[3] In 2003, her documentary In the Flesh: three lives in prostitution was released.[4]


  1. ^ "Q&A with Bishakha Datta: First Indian on Wikimedia board of trustees". HT Media. April 6, 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Deepa Kurup (April 14, 2010). "And now, Wikipedia India's new face". The Hindu. 
  3. ^ "Book Review: And Who Will Make the Chapatis?". SAWNET. 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  4. ^ "The Hindu : Sex, truth, and videotape". 2002-08-29. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 

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