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Vandana Shiva : Indian Physicist , Author and Social activist

Kavishala LabsKavishala Labs November 5, 2021
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“Squeezing the lives of people is now being proposed as the savior of the planet.

Through the green economy, an attempt is being made to technologize, financialise, privatize and commodify all of the earth’s resources and living processes.”

― Vandana Shiva

Renowned writer Vandana Shiva was born on the 5th of Nov, 1952, in the city of Dehra Dun. Being an Indian physicist and social activist Vandana was the founder of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Natural Resource Policy (RFSTN), which is an organization devoted to developing sustainable methods of agriculture, in 1982.


->She had received a master's degree in the philosophy of science from Guelph University, Ontario, in 1976.

->Her thesis about “Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory” earned her a doctorate from the department of philosophy at the University of Western Ontario in 1978.

->When Shiva returned to India, she started working for the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management.

-> And then soon she founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology (RFSTE).

->In 1991 Shiva launched Navdanya, meaning “Nine Seeds,” or “New Gift” in Hindi.

->The project, RFSTE, strove to combat the growing tendency toward monoculture promoted by large corporations.

“We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.”

― Vandana Shiva

Vandana is popularly called the "Gandhi of grain", the "rock star" of the anti-GMO movement, and an "eco-warrior goddess".

She is determined to "food and culture as the currency of life" as she is caught up with growing up in the Indian Himalayas, and biodiversity helping preserve local cultures, and what travelers can do to make the world a better place to live in.


  • 2010, Staying Alive.
  • 2011, Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature & Knowledge, Natraj Publishers.
  • 2011, Monocultures of the Mind: Perspectives on Biodiversity, Natraj Publishers.
  • 2013, Making Peace with the Earth 
  • 2016, "Who Really Feeds the World", 
  • 2018, Oneness Vs. The 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom, Women Unlimited, 
  • 2019, Vandana Shiva (2019). "Foreword".

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