Deepa Narayan

Deepa Narayan is the author of the groundbreaking book, Chup: Breaking The Silence About India’s Women. The book demonstrates the power of cultural conditioning and why current approaches to women’s empowerment need to change. Her moniker is Cultural Detective.

Her work has focused on the intertwining of poverty, power and inequality. Previously she was Senior Adviser at the World Bank in Washington D.C. on poverty policies and wrote the influential series Voices of the Poor based on 60,000 people in 60 countries. She has written 17 books. She is the recipient of many awards including being named as one of 100 most influential global thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine as well as one of India’s 35 Great Thinkers by India Today.

We are inspired by the depth of experience that Deepa brings to PYE and look forward to a rich learning journey together.