Anjali Gopalan - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Anjali Gopalan is the Founder and Executive Director of the Naz Foundation (India) Trust. Anjali was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She studied in both India and the US, with a degree in political science, a postgraduate diploma in journalism, and a Masters in International Development. She began working on issues related to HIV/AIDS and marginalized communities in the United States. On returning to India in the early 90s she was frustrated at the lack of government response, and even civil society response, to the burgeoning HIV epidemic. Her response was to begin Naz India and to focus on communities stigmatized by society. Since founding Naz India, Anjali has spoken in numerous international venues about the importance of advancing research to aid HIV prevention, and providing quality care to those living with the HIV infection. Anjali continues to push the boundaries in the field of HIV/AIDS, and helps Naz persist with this important work. She also runs an animal shelter home called All Creatures Great And Small for distraught animals in Faridabad.