Dr. Ruth Vanita was educated entirely in India, and lived and taught there for many years. She received her Ph.D from Delhi University. Her primary interests lay in gender and sexuality studies, Hinduism, British literature, and Indian literature. She has written several books, and is founder and co-editor of Manushi, India's first nationwide feminist magazine. Dr. Vanita is married with one son. She divides her time between Missoula, Montana, and Gurgaon, India.