Manjima Bhattacharjya has a PhD in sociology and has been active in the Indian women's movement for over ten years. She has worked with the feminist resource centre Jagori, and with the international secretariat of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in Geneva.
She is from the younger generation of feminists in India who have tried to build on the struggles of earlier generations using new ways of networking and campaigning. Her column 'Third Wave' for Infochange refers to the third wave of feminism, which is where she locates herself. The third wave essentially covers perspectives from those marginalised from previous 'waves' of feminism -- women of colour, women from the South, young women. As a term it also represents how feminist struggles manifest themselves in today's times when we are enjoying many of the benefits of second wave feminism. 'Third Wave' provides the perspective of a young feminist from the global South.