Teesta Setalvad

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Teesta Setalvad is a journalist and educationist. She is granddaughter of India's first Attorney General M. C. Setalvad

Personal life

She graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Bombay University in 1983 and started work as a journalist. She reported for the Mumbai editions of The Daily and The Indian Express newspapers, and then for Business India magazine. Appalled by the communal violence during the Bombay Riots, she, along with activist husband Javed Anand, quit full-time journalism in 1993 to start a monthly magazine Communalism Combat.

Teesta is an ethnic Gujarati and the daughter of Atul Setalvad, a Mumbai based lawyer, and Sita Setalvad, a rural crafts exponent.

In 2007, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her role in "Public Affairs in Maharashatra".

Political views and affiliations

  • Teesta has been described as 'pro-left', and she and husband Javed Anand have......
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