Author/Editor: Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and campaigner, as well as a former physicist, a feminist and a philosopher. She is the author of numerous books and monographs including Soil Not Oil, Water Wars and the co-authored Ecofeminism. In 2010, her first and classic book Staying Alive was re-released for its twentieth anniversary. Vandana is the winner of the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize and in 1993, the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award).

Shiva ... has devoted her life to fighting for the rights of the ordinary people of India ... Her fierce intellect and her disarmingly friendly, accessible manner have made her a valuable advocate for people all over the developing world.  —Ms. Magazine

One of the world’s most prominent radical scientists. —The Guardian

A leading thinker who has eloquently blended her views on the environment, agriculture, spirituality, and women’s rights into a powerful philosophy. —Utne Reader


05 Nov 2010 BOOKED OUT - Vandana Shiva in Melbourne at Collins St Baptist Church

Vandana Shiva is visiting Australia in November to collect the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize. For more information and bookings on her one Melbourne event, Fri 5 No... more

10 Nov 2010 Time to end war against the earth

An edited version of Vandana Shiva's 2010 Sydney Peace Prize speech appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald and New Matilda; and NTD TV reported on her Wheeler Centre address.

29 Oct 2010 Vandana Shiva to receive 2010 Sydney Peace Prize

Environmental activist, ecofeminist and author, Dr Vandana Shiva will be in Sydney and Melbourne to accept her award. Read a profile in the Age and watch her on Lateline.

09 May 2010 Vandana Shiva awarded 2010 Sydney Peace Prize

Spinifex author, environmentalist and activist Dr Vandana Shiva has been awarded the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize for her commitment to social justice.

Vandana wi... more

24 Mar 2010 New Releases from Spinifex Press

Just released in print

Staying Alive, the 20th anniversary reprint of Vandana Shiva's internationally acknowledged study.

Taking the three related concern... more

21 Jan 2010 Vandana Shiva in Ms Magazine

Vandana Shiva, author of Soil Not Oil and the upcoming Staying Alive, has an exclusive interview with Ms Magazine online. In 'Copenhagen: A Feminist Respons... more

22 Jul 2009 Vandana Shiva on Radio National

Vandana Shiva talks about her latest book, Soil Not Oil , with Phillip Adams on Late Night Live. A podcast has been put up on the Radio National website. You can listen to the program here.

2012 Fukuoka Grand Prize Laureate Award
2003 Times magazine's 'Hero for the Planet'
1993 Right Livelihood Award ('the alternative Nobel')
2010 Sydney Peace Prize

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