Urvashi Butalia (born 1952) is an Indian feminist writer, publisher and activist. She is known for her work in the women’s movement of India, as well as for authoring books such as The Other Side of Silence: Voices from and the Partition of India and Speaking Peace: Women’s Voices from Kashmir. Along with Ritu Menon, she co-founded Kali for Women, India’s first feminist publishing house, in 1984. In 2003, she founded Zubaan Books, an imprint of Kali for Women. In 2011, Butalia and Menon were jointly awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, for their work in Literature and Education.