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Priyanka Dubey: investigating cases of social injustice

  • Published at 05:55 pm November 4th, 2019
Priyanka Dubey

Dubey is author of No Nation for Women: Reportage on Rape from India, World’s Largest Democracy

Currently working as a bilingual correspondent with the BBC in Delhi, she has written journalistic and nonfiction pieces about politics, culture, development, social justice, conflict, child rights, human trafficking and gender issues. 

In her decade-long reporting career, Dubey has worked for the Hindustan Times, the Tehelka and the Caravan Magazine; her work has also been published in Yahoo Originals and Scroll.in.

No Nation for Women

For her first nonfiction title No Nation for Women: Reportage on Rape from India, World’s Largest Democracy, which has been shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2019, Dubey spent six years traveling extensively in India to document cases of rape and sexual violence.

The book takes a hard, close look at what makes India unsafe for its women—from custodial rapes and honor killings to rapes of minors and trafficking—the author uncovers many unpalatable truths behind what we are familiar with as newspaper headlines only. 

Dubey’s accolades and awards at a glance

  • 2018: The Chameli Devi Jain Award for an Outstanding Woman Journalist
  • 2015: The Knight International Journalism Award 
  •            The Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity- for consistent writing on women issues
  • 2014: The Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism
  • 2013: The Red Ink Award for Excellence in Indian Journalism