Vandana Shiva

1952 - Today

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Vandana Shiva (born 5 November 1952) is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, ecofeminist and anti-globalisation author. Based in Delhi, Shiva has written more than 20 books. She is often referred to as "Gandhi of grain" for her activism associated with the anti-GMO movement.Shiva is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization (with Jerry Mander, Ralph Nader, and Jeremy Rifkin), and a figure of the anti-globalisation movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vandana Shiva has received more than 1,301,008 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Vandana Shiva is the 199th most popular social activist (up from 202nd in 2019), the 181st most popular biography from India (up from 189th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Vandana Shiva ranks 199 out of 544Before her are Chico Mendes, Margaret Sanger, Huber Matos, Simon bar Giora, Lalla Fatma N'Soumer, and Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson. After her are Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Gloria Steinem, Christoph Probst, Ravachol, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, and Bořivoj II, Duke of Bohemia.

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Among people born in 1952, Vandana Shiva ranks 93Before her are Shohreh Aghdashloo, Lee Soo-man, Yuriko Koike, Joel Silver, Udo Dirkschneider, and Santillana. After her are Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, Uljana Semjonova, Alain Giresse, Haider al-Abadi, Frances Fisher, and Danilo Türk.

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Among people born in India, Vandana Shiva ranks 181 out of 1,227Before her are Eknath (1533), Abdul-Qādir Bedil (1642), Dignāga (480), Bharata Muni (-1000), Pushyamitra Shunga (-300), and Meher Baba (1894). After her are Madhvacharya (1199), Siraj ud-Daulah (1733), Lakshmi Mittal (1950), Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621), Tansen (1493), and Mithun Chakraborty (1950).


Among social activists born in India, Vandana Shiva ranks 10Before her are Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), Gerald Durrell (1925), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Mangal Pandey (1827), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), and Vinoba Bhave (1895). After her are Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Anna Hazare (1937), Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940), C. Rajagopalachari (1878), and Jayaprakash Narayan (1902).

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