Gita Sahgal is a human rights activist and filmmaker, based in London. She is the former head of Amnesty International’s gender unit but was suspended in February, 2010, after a very public and acrimonious dispute with her bosses.

She was a member of the production team on The Bandung File, a multicultural current affairs/documentary programme on British TV Channel 4, presented by Tariq Ali and Darcus Howe.

Gita Sehgal is the daughter of novelist Nayantara Sahgal, grand daughter of Vijaylakshmi Pandit and great-niece of former Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.


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