Rajni Bakshi

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Rajni Bakshi at the Cultural Economics in India session during the India Economic Summit 2011 in Mumbai, India

Rajni Bakshi is a Mumbai-based freelance journalist and author. She writes about social and political movements in contemporary India and currently works as the senior Gandhi Peace Fellow at Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations.[1] Her journalism has appeared in many English and Hindi newspapers and magazines.[2] Bakshi attended school in Kingston, Jamaica, Indraprastha College (Delhi), George Washington University (Washington D.C.) and Rajasthan University (Jaipur).[2]

She is the author of Bazaars, Conversations and Freedom (2009) which won two Vodafone Crossword Book Awards, one in the "Non Fiction" category, and one in the "Popular Award" category.[3][4]


  • The Long Haul: The Bombay Textile Workers Strike of 1982-83 (1986; Great Bombay Textile Strike)
  • The Dispute Over Swami Vivekananda's Legacy (1993; Swami Vivekananda)
  • Bapu Kuti: Journeys in Rediscovery of Gandhi (1998)
  • LETS Make it Happen: Alternative Economics (2003)
  • An Economics for Well-Being (2003)
  • Bazaars, Conversations and Freedom (2009)


  1. ^ "The science of non-violence". The Hindu. 2013-10-02.
  2. ^ a b Bazaars, Conversations and Freedom, official website
  3. ^ "Mumbaikar brings home fiction award", The Times of India, Aug 21, 2010
  4. ^ "Rajni Bakshi wins two Crossword Book Awards". Hindustan Times. 2010-08-21. Archived from the original on 2014-12-16.

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