Bio Manjima Bhattacharjya is a researcher, writer and activist. She has been part of the Indian women’s movement for over two decades. She holds a PhD in sociology. Her areas of specialization include gender and sexuality, and labour and the body. Her first book, an edited volume Sarpanch Sahib was long-listed for the Crossword Best Non-Fiction Book of 2009. She has written for several publications including the Times of India, ELLE and Info-change India and was awarded the New India Foundation writing fellowship in 2009. She lives and works out of Mumbai. Manjima is the author of "Mannequin: Working Women in India's Glamour Industry", published by Zubaan Books in June 2018.