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Vandana Shiva is a physicist, philosopher, environmental activist, eco feminist and celebrated author. The titles of her books reflect her values and practice. She trained as a physicist and did her Ph.D. on the subject “Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory”. She has fought for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. She plays a major role in the global Eco-feminist movement and has suggested that a more sustainable and productive approach to agriculture can be achieved through reinstating a system of farming in India that is centered on women. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seeds. Among numerous accolades, Shiva is the recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize (2010). She is the author of Staying Alive and many other books.