Vandana Shiva

1952 - Today

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva (born 5 November 1952) is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and anti-globalization author. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, has authored more than twenty books.She is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization (along with Jerry Mander, Ralph Nader, and Jeremy Rifkin), and a figure of the anti-globalization movement. She has argued in favor of many traditional practices, as in her interview in the book Vedic Ecology (by Ranchor Prime). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vandana Shiva has received more than 938,899 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 202nd most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Vandana Shiva ranks 201 out of 426Before her are Ryu Gwansun, Jacques Vergès, Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Bernard II, Duke of Saxony, Guillaume Cale, and Mordechai Vanunu. After her are Vesna Vulović, Salvador Puig Antich, Vladimir Bukovsky, Gloria Steinem, Robert Catesby, and Chico Mendes.

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Among people born in 1952, Vandana Shiva ranks 93Before her are Shohreh Aghdashloo, Charlie Whiting, Alain Giresse, Joe Strummer, Jean-Dominique Bauby, and Verónica Castro. After her are Joel Silver, Imran Khan, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Michael Jeter, Rex Tillerson, and Umberto Tozzi.

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Among people born in India, Vandana Shiva ranks 190 out of 848Before her are Dadabhai Naoroji (1825), Rajaraja I (947), Henry McMahon (1862), Anna Hazare (1937), Subramania Bharati (1882), and Krishnadevaraya (1471). After her are Tantia Tope (1819), Kalpana Chawla (1961), Raja Ravi Varma (1848), Jamsetji Tata (1839), Motilal Nehru (1861), and M. Visvesvaraya (1861).


Among social activists born in India, Vandana Shiva ranks 13Before her are Vinoba Bhave (1895), Gerald Durrell (1925), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), and Anna Hazare (1937). After her are C. Rajagopalachari (1878), Baba Amte (1914), Jayaprakash Narayan (1902), Udham Singh (1899), M. N. Roy (1887), and Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940).

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