Dr Nanditha Krishna is an eminent historian, environmentalist and author.
In 1978, her article ‘Slaughter for Science’ was published in the Illustrated Weekly of India. The result was a total ban on the export of rhesus monkeys from India. Since then, she has spoken against many forms of cruelty from animal sacrifice to dolphinariums to Jallikattu (‘bull taming’).
One of Dr. Krishna’s passions has been to integrate animal welfare and nature into the education curriculum. She founded the ‘kindness kids’ programme which educates children about food and the environment, Dr. Dog, a pet therapy programme for children, and nature education programmes for teachers and students in the C.P.